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Bhavani Prasad S.K.DVice President - IT

Fifth Avenue GroupTechnology Role in Government Aided

Schools (Rural India)

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The Problem Statement• The number of illiterates in India is estimated to be over 400 million of which 75% live

in rural areas.

• An estimated 58% of children don't complete primary education.

• About 65% children enrolled in grades 2 through 5 in government primary schools cannot read a simple paragraph, and 50 percent cannot do simple subtraction.

• Over 30% of teachers are absent from schools.

• Poor infrastructure - Records are maintained in paper registers.

• No Common School System.– Upscale : CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and CISCE (Council for the Indian Schools

Certificates Examination) examination boards.– Those who cannot afford private schooling attend government – aided schools affiliated to state –level

examination boards.– Poorly managed government or Municipal schools.


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• Information flow ( from education ministry to a rural school and back)

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The Solution• India has made giant leaps in the field of telecommunication and technology. There

is hardly any village in India which is left out from this excitement. This technology has to be used in the education system to provide.– GASMCS ( Government Aided Schools Monitoring & Communication System)– The Virtual Class Rooms.– Online Learning. – Remote teaching facilities. – Online knowledge sharing.

• Technology and Learning when together will majorly help improve many of the problems facing by Government Aided Schools.

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The Constraints

• No common language across area.• Lack of Infrastructure facilities like power, Roads etc.• Religious / Caste / Gender Gap.• Non co-operation from local groups.

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Technologies Used

• MPLS – VPN.• Remote Connect.• Managed Video Conferencing.• 2G / 3G Internet Technologies.• Cloud Computing.• Web based applications.• E-learning applications.

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Delivery Architecture

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Network :-• Director Education office to District Elementary Education Officer & Block Education

officer can be connected through MPLS – VPN. since these office are located in

State Head Quarters, District Head Quarters and Towns.

• Cluster Centre can have ILL (Internet Leased Line) with restricted access to Cloud.

• Town/Village schools can be connected through ILL / 3G dongles with restricted

access to private cloud.

Managed Video Conference :

• Managed video conference can be used between DE to DEEO offices for meetings

between higher level officers.

• It will reduces Travel Expenditure and Time.

• Important training programs can be conducted through VC.


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Cloud :-• Web based application which will take complete operations from end to end can be

hosted in cloud.

• E learning applications which will have more multimedia and image processing

objects can also run through cloud which will have remote connect to all locations.

Web based Application :-• Complete school management system like

• Student enrolments

• Maintaining Students records like attendance, various exams scores, sports

and other extra curriculum activities details.

• Calendar management like display events, examinations and Holidays.

• Staff attendance, leave application process and subjects wise period


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E-Learning Applications :-• Animations • Simulations• Mind Maps • Real life applications• Online knowledge sharing tools • Blogs • Multiple Choice Questions• Assessment for learning

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Implementation Steps• Project Initiating

– Develop project Plan– Stakeholders Management

• Project Planning – Develop Project Management Plan

• Define Scope• Collect requirements • Develop Cost Management Plan • Estimate costs• Determine Budgets • Estimate Human Resource Management • Plan Communication Management• Plan Risk Management• Plan Procurement Management • Plan stakeholders Management

• Project Executing– Direct and Manage Project Work

• Develop Project Team• Conduct Procurements• Performa Quality Assurance


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• Monitoring and Controlling– Monitor and control Project

• Validate Scope• Control Scope• Control Schedule• Control Costs • Control Quality • Control Risks

• Closing – Prepare detail continual improvement plan – Close Project

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• It will lend a helping hand in the process of identification of brilliant global students living in villages of India, based on their ability to interact within an intelligent e-learning environment.

• Our teachers will become more focused on teaching problem solving techniques, critical thinking skills and social and interpersonal skills.

• It will provide good administration.

• No more people needs to shift from rural to urban for education purpose

• It will help creating job opportunities in rural areas.

• It will provide tremendous efficiencies by allowing a global community of enthusiasts, teachers and practitioners to develop open course ware.

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Thank you