Tamil Nadu to introduce education channel

Aiming to utilise the state-run cable TV service provider for education purposes also Tamilnadu  government  proposed introducing a separate Education Channel in its Arasu Cable Television Network.

“This would bring quality education to the students at their homes after school hours. It would help all the students get the best tutorials, seminars, lectures and other related programmes which otherwise would not have been accessible to them. This was part of the Information and Communication technology initiatives of his department for the year 2012-13.

Further, a SMS-based application to monitor teacher attendance has been developed and this will be integrated with the Education Management Information System (EMIS) which will have the entire database of schools, teachers, students and officials by end of 2012-13.

“The (SMS) application will be activated when schools reopen on June 1, 2012. The attendance of teaching and non-teaching staff will be communicated by the Headmasters to the central server which will in turn transmit the information to all higher officials of the department.

Another technological initiative, the government also proposed was a  smart card system for school students.

From June 1, 2012 all children in government and aided schools will be provided with the Smart Card which will consist of details pertaining to the child which will be stored in a central server.

“This complete data of children will be very useful for providing all the facilities to the children. This card is also integrated with EMIS,.

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