Primary and Secondary Education – RTE, Education Policy, SEQI, RMSA, Committee Reports, etc.

[pib] Integrated online junction for School Education: ‘Shagun’

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Shagun Portal

Mains level : Various digital initiatives in HRD sector


  • Union HRD Ministry has launched one of world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for – School Education ‘Shagun’.
  • It also announced the setting up of the Integrated National School Education Treasury (INSET).

Shagun

  • School Education Shagun is an over-arching 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.
  • The word Shagun is coined from two different words- ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality.
  • This online junction of different websites and portals into a single platform is aimed enhance the accessibility of information relating to schools and to ensure a holistic approach to transform education sector.

Integrated National School Education Treasury (INSET)

  • INSET envisages a fully integrated, instantly accessible and seamless information network for all parameters relating to the students, teachers, and schools in the country.
  • The main focus will be on the following areas:
  1. Reinforcing and cleaning the data of the Integrated Online Junction through feedback from Stakeholders
  2. Ensuring full inter-operability among the websites, portals and applications which are already hosted in the junction
  3. Creating high quality e-contents, including quizzes and puzzles to enhance learning and also for teachers in aiding  classroom transactions
  4. Using AI and deep machine learning in a variety of ways to enhance the quality of school education including for designing evidence based inventions.
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