Manipur edu dept inks MoU with Infosys to enhance teaching-learning activities in govt schools

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Imphal: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of Manipur and Infosys Limited on implementation of Infosys Springboard in the state’s education department on Wednesday. The signing of MoU was taken up in the presence of chief minister N Biren Singh at the CM’s secretariat in Imphal.

The MoU was signed by Commissioner Gyan Prakash and Director L Nandakumar of Education (S) and Head-Corporate Affairs Santhosh Ananthapura, Sr Vice President Infosys Ltd Thirumala Arohi.

The partnership is for enhancement of teaching-learning activities and teaching effectivement through technology aids under the Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme. The scheme has both student and teacher-oriented components and is fully aligned with the National Education Policy 2020.

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Sharing his views on the new venture, chief minister Biren Singh said on Facebook “Delighted to attend the signing of MoU between the Department of Education (S) and Infosys to enhance the teaching-learning activities as part of their CSR programs in the presence of Hon’ble Minister Shri Th Basanta, Hon’ble MLA Shri Sapam Keba and the officials.”

The support from Infosys Springboard Platform will enhance the learning experience and reskilling of our students across the state, added the chief minister.

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Infosys Springboard will provide a curriculum-rich virtual platform that delivers corporate-grade learning experiences, on any device, with closer educator-learner collaboration for students from Class 6 to lifelong learners.

Under the scheme, the faculty development program will consist of series of sessions on the “Facilitate to Engage” course towards effective teaching techniques: instructional design and content creation; introduction and awareness to emerging and digital technologies, how to leverage online platform for effective learner engagement; authoring courses and assessments on online platforms.

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The program will be delivered online virtually by Infosys experts and in addition, teachers can up-skill themselves.

Highlighting the National Education Policy (NEP) as a remarkable policy, the chief minister said the policy has already been adopted in the state and that for its full implementation, the state needs support.

Singh also said that the government has launched some schemes and projects to improve education system in the state, including Star Education and School Fagathansi.

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