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Revolutionizing Education in India through Digital Initiatives: Trends and Future Possibilities

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Dr. Vinod Kumar Kanvaria, Archana Yadav
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.si6.063


In 2015, the Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, launched Digital India as a flagship program aimed at improving digital literacy in the country. Its initiatives in the education sector are intended to enhance access to digital resources and infrastructure in schools and universities. Among the initiatives launched were the National Digital Library of India, ePathshala, Shodhganga, e-YANTRA, and SWAYAM, all of which provide online courses and digital learning materials to students and educators. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the education system worldwide in 2019, leading to multiple initiatives in 2020 to improve digital education in India. Consequently, the government recognized the significance of online and e-learning and has sought to expand access to these modes of learning for students across the country. The pandemic has also hastened the adoption of digital education in India, making it a crucial tool for remote learning. The government aims to utilize digital education to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas, ensuring equal opportunities for students across India. To create a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, information, and communication technology (ICT) in education is vital. This research paper seeks to examine the Indian government's initiatives aimed at realizing the Digital India goal. The benefits and drawbacks of each initiative are assessed, and suggestions for further improvements are made. The findings suggest that the government should continue to invest in digital infrastructure and resources for education while addressing challenges such as internet connectivity and digital literacy among students and teachers. The success of Digital India's education initiatives depends on the government's ability to address these challenges and provide equitable access to digital learning opportunities for all students. Overall, Digital India initiatives have the potential to revolutionize education in India and provide millions of students with access to quality education.

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