IIT Kanpur launches initiative to impart online education to children in UP villages

IIT Kanpur launches initiative to impart online education to children in UP villages

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New Delhi, Updated on May 17, 2023 11:28 IST

The initiative ‘Online Rural Education Initiative (OREI)’ was launched with an aim to provide quality education to rural students through its Ranjit Singh Rozi Shiksha Kendra (RSK). The initiative is integrated with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan of the Government of India. 

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has launched an initiative to impart online education to children in villages of Uttar Pradesh. The initiative ‘Online Rural Education Initiative (OREI)’ was launched at UP Sainik School in Sarojininagar. The aim is provide quality education to rural students through its Ranjit Singh Rozi Shiksha Kendra (RSK). The initiative is integrated with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan of the Government of India. 

Its pilot programme was launched in two schools –  Ram Janki Inter College, Bithoor, Kanpur and Bhartiya Gramin Vidyalaya in Lucknow. 

Rita Singh, OREI Project Executive Officer, said, “The mission of Ranjit Singh Rozi Shiksha Kendra is to ensure the right of every child to best quality education irrespective of their location,” The New Indian Express reported.  

The project has been adopted by the UP Department of Education to be run in government secondary schools. As per UP Chief Secretary DS Mishra, the number of rural schools to be covered under the programme will soon be expanded to 100 and later it would be implemented in all schools across the state.  

OREI was started in 2018 by a group of BTech students in Shri Ram Janki Inter College, Bithoor, Kanpur, and was later extended to Bharatiya Gramin Vidyalaya, Mahona (Lucknow). The main objective is to provide world-class science and mathematics classes to the rural students. It will be an interactive class in which students’ questions will be answered by experts,” an official said. 

At present, OREI provides education to class 9 and 10 students by conducting two classes daily. The plan is to add students of classes XI and XII to the project in the coming year.  

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