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More than 14,500 schools will be developed under PM SHRI scheme across India: Minister



Ms. Neeta Prasad, Joint Secretary (International Cooperation) Ministry of Education has stated that more than 14,500 schools will be developed across India under the PM SHRI scheme with all the components of NEP 2020.

Addressing the 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting, she said that NEP 2020 encourages a holistic, flexible and multidisciplinary approach to education as envisioned by the Prime Minister of India. “It is based on foundational pillars of access, equality, quality, affordability and accountability. It is aligned with Sustainable Development Goals 2030 goals.”

Prasad added that online, open and multi-modal learning has been promoted under the PM eVidya. “There are various e-learning platforms like DIKSHA, SWAYAM MOOCS platform, Virtual Labs, e-PG Pathshala and National Digital Library.”

She further emphasised that NEP 2020 focuses on the internationalisation of education and building collaborations with other countries. “India greatly values educational cooperation with EAS countries.”

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