Maharashtra government has tied up with Google to provide online education to students in the state. Maharashtra is the first state in the country that is launching such a project. The project was launched by the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and will cover over 1.09 lakh government, private, aided, and unaided schools, and benefit over 22.03 million students. Students and teachers will get access to Google Classroom and G Suite for Education that will provide solutions to support remote learning.
About Google Classroom and G Suite:
- Google Classroom and G Suite, which will be available free of cost, are the tools that allow the education institutes to conduct interactive sessions.
- The tools allow interactive sessions, which will allow teachers to explain lessons, and students can also ask their doubts while sitting at home.
- Homework can be uploaded, and teachers can check them online.
- The move is significant, considering the shutdown of schools due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
- The new academic year of schools in the state should have started on June 15.
- Teachers can make their audio or video presentations.
- Students can clear their doubts, and upload homework and assignments.
- Even parents can submit their complaints or suggestions through the system.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray; Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.