DIKSHA Platform

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The National eGovernance Division (NeGD) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is set to integrate Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) into its existing Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA) platform.

About DIKSHA Platform: 

  • It is a national platform for school education, an initiative of National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT), Ministry of Education.
  • It provides e-content for schools via an online portal and a mobile application.
  • It was developed based on the core principles of open architecture, open access, open licensing, choice and autonomy.
  • It is built on open source technology that is made in India and for India, incorporating internet scale technologies and allowing for a variety of use-cases and solutions for teaching and learning.
  • Features
    • The core building blocks of DIKSHA comprise majority of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) building blocks, having enabled some successful use-cases of NDEAR such as: energized textbooks, online courses, content authoring, content sourcing, interactive quizzes, question banks, chatbot, analytics and dashboard.
    • To aid teaching and learning for Children With Special Needs (CWSN), a large number of audio books, ISL (Indian Sign Language) Videos and Dictionary have been made available on DIKSHA for CWSN.


Key facts about National e-Governance Division

  • It was created by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology as an Independent Business Division under the Digital India Corporation.
  • Since 2009, NeGD has been playing a pivotal role in supporting MeitY in Programme Management and implementation of the e-Governance Projects; provide technical and advisory support to Ministries/ Departments, both at Central and State levels along with other Government organisations.
  • It has developed and is managing several National Public Digital Platforms such as DigiLocker, UMANG, Rapid Assessment System, OpenForge, API Setu, Poshan Tracker, Academic Bank of Credits, etc.


Q1) What is the National Council of Educational Research and Training?

It is an autonomous organization in India that was established in 1961 under the Ministry of Education. NCERT is responsible for advising and assisting the central and state governments on academic matters related to school education.

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