The MoUs will be mainly to utilise the Infosys Springboard programme, under which over 3,000 skill-based learning programmes beneficial to students are available
Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan, Higher Education Minister of Karnataka had convened a meeting with Infosys representatives in Bengaluru on Tuesday regarding ‘Infosys Digital Literacy and Technical Initiative’. Several opportunities were explored in enriching learning methodologies of students and providing skill-based learning to students through smart classrooms & other digital modes to transform learning as per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 guidelines.
Ad per media reports, the Karnataka higher education department will be signing three different memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Infosys in the coming days. The Minister said, “The MoUs will be mainly to utilise the Infosys Springboard programme, under which over 3,000 skill-based learning programmes beneficial to students are available”.
Along with 3,000 skill-based learning development courses for college students, Infosys Springboard comprises digital learning of college faculty, and professional guidance for students, ‘Campus Connect’ is facilitated. Also, a donation of 15,000 de-bonded computers to colleges from Infosys.
The Minister said, “Introduction of gesture computing and biometrics for smart classrooms, utilising virtual reality and augmented reality for training and linking learning data with performance outcome, utilising gamification and design principles to create healthy competition among students, utilising automation and robotic tools to create content will be part of the MoU”
He further stated that the ‘NEP community’ will be established to assure best practices are delivered among institutions under the MoUs.
He said, “Institutions will be mentored and guided towards the implementation of the NEP framework and collaboration will be established between KDEM (Karnataka Digital Economy Mission) and Infosys to achieve talent acceleration”.
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