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Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
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Enabling Schools with Smart Virtual Class Room Facility- Phase I

Enabling Schools with Smart Virtual Class Room Facility- Phase I

Smart Virtual Classroom (SVC) is a pre-scheduled, online, teacher-led pedagogical intervention where, unlike conventional classrooms, teachers are not present with learners physically but instead interact through public network in an online learning environment.

As a part of Digital India Initiative, ERNET India successfully envisaged, implemented and operated Smart Virtual Classroom facilities in 3204 Govt. owned/controlled schools plus 50 DIETs in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tripura, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with the funding support from Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India. The implemented Smart Virtual Classroom successfully improved the quality of education, addressed the need of specialized teaching staff at remote/rural location and provided a single cross-state ICT enabled knowledge sharing platform for training & skill development of educationist / teachers. The above project has been successful in conducting 20,450+ sessions, benefitting 70,77,600 students and training 65,092 teachers across 3204 Schools and 50 DIETs. The project funding support from MeitY has ended on 31st December 2019 and the project is handed over to State Education Department. Currently ERNET India is managing the operations & maintenance of installed infrastructure in Himachal Pradesh by utilizing State fund and remaining project States namely Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Tripura are managing the operations & maintenance of installed infrastructure by their own resources.

Project usage statistics:

  • More than 20,450 sessions conducted through Smart Virtual Classroom since the inception of this concept.

  • More than 65092 teachers have been trained till date under the project for operational skill set.

  • More than 70,77,600 students attended the live sessions till date and increasing on daily basis.







Contribution during lockdown period:

  • Conducted more than 200 sessions across the State of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Created awareness towards government of India initiatives like Swachhta,
    use of aarogya setu, etc.

  • Celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav & created awareness.

  • Encouraged & helped to upload self-recitation of Rashtra Gaan by students.

  • Provided the link of all recorded sessions to students on their mobile who missed
    out the class or did not understand properly.


Appreciations received during pandemic: