India’s national school education platform, DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing), is an initiative of National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT), Ministry of Education. DIKSHA is a digital infrastructure available to all states and Union Territories. Each of the 36 States and Union Territories in India have their own virtual space on DIKSHA as tenants, with the autonomy to use and implement solutions relevant to them. DIKSHA has has eight solution verticals that address school education in India including teacher professional development, access to teaching and learning content, school leadership among others.
The Ministry of Education has a program called VidyaDaan for content sourcing and contribution from the wider education ecosytem which leverages the DIKSHA infrastructure. The program invites organisations and individuals across the country to contribute relevant digital content in the K-12 domain. This is to ensure quality learning resources are available to students and teachers across the country.
As part of the World Bank’s India Africa Knowledge Exchange Series, the Ministry of Education was invited to make a presentation on DIKSHA. For more, click here.
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