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Shagun: Integrated Online Junction for School Education

  • 29 Aug 2019
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The Union Human Resource Development Minister has launched one of the world's largest Integrated Online Junction for School Education ‘Shagun’.

  • It is an online junction of different websites and portals into a single platform to enhance the accessibility of information relating to schools.
  • It will ensure a holistic approach to transforming the education sector.

Shagun

  • It is an initiative to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Government of India and all States and Union Territories.
  • The term ‘Shagun’ is coined from two different words- ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality.
  • The portal seeks to provide a very robust feedback mechanism which will increase public participation and will ensure accountability and transparency.
  • It also provides vital information relating to the availability of nearby schools, navigable distance vis-a-vis aerial distance between schools.

Integrated National School Education Treasury

  • Union Human Resource Development Minister has also announced the setting up of the Integrated National School Education Treasury (INSET).
  • It will envisage a fully integrated, accessible and seamless information network for all parameters relating to the students, teachers, and schools in the country.
  • The main focus of INSET will be on the following areas:
    • Reinforcing and cleaning the data of the Integrated Online Junction through feedback from Stakeholders.
    • Ensuring full interoperability among the websites, portals and applications which are already hosted in the junction.
    • Creating high-quality e-contents, including quizzes and puzzles to enhance learning and also for teachers in aiding classroom transactions.
    • Using artificial intelligence and deep machine learning in a variety of ways to enhance the quality of school education including for designing evidence-based inventions.

Source:PIB

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