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About DIKSHA Platform

Context:

The National eGovernance Division (NeGD) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is set to integrate Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) into its existing Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA) platform.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About DIKSHA Platform
  2. About National e-Governance Division (NeGD)

About DIKSHA Platform

  • Initiative: DIKSHA is a national platform for school education, initiated by the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) under the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • Content Delivery: It serves as an online portal and mobile application designed to provide e-content for schools.
  • Principles: DIKSHA was developed based on core principles, including open architecture, open access, open licensing, choice, and autonomy.
  • Technology: The platform is built on open-source technology, specifically developed in India and for India. It incorporates internet-scale technologies and accommodates various use cases and solutions for teaching and learning.
Features
  • Building Blocks: DIKSHA integrates the majority of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) building blocks. It has successfully enabled various use cases of NDEAR, including energized textbooks, online courses, content authoring, content sourcing, interactive quizzes, question banks, chatbots, analytics, and dashboards.
  • Support for Special Needs: To support teaching and learning for Children With Special Needs (CWSN), DIKSHA offers a wide range of resources, such as audiobooks, Indian Sign Language (ISL) videos, and a dictionary.

About National e-Governance Division (NeGD)

  • Establishment: NeGD was created as an Independent Business Division under the Digital India Corporation by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
  • Role: Since its establishment in 2009, NeGD has played a crucial role in supporting the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) in program management and the implementation of e-Governance projects. It provides technical and advisory support to ministries, departments, and government organizations at both the central and state levels.
  • Digital Platforms: NeGD is responsible for developing and managing several national public digital platforms, including DigiLocker, UMANG, Rapid Assessment System, OpenForge, API Setu, Poshan Tracker, Academic Bank of Credits, and more.

-Source: The Hindu


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