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Skill Ministry Adopts A-VIEW of Amrita University

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: July 17, 2015 06:06 pm IST
Skill Ministry adopted Amrita University’s A-VIEW, Programme a distance education and training platform on the occasion of World Youth Skills Da
Skill Ministry Adopts A-VIEW of Amrita University

Skill Ministry adopted Amrita University’s A-VIEW, Programme a distance education and training platform on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Skill India, an ambitious national program for skill development and entrepreneurship reaching over 30 crore Indians by the year 2020. The PM said, “The 21st century requires that India's ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) acquire global recognition for producing quality skilled manpower.” Prof. Kamal Bijlani (Amrita University) demonstrated the usage of A-VIEW with 100 ITIs to PM. The Skill Ministry has been using A-VIEW, Amrita University’s distance education and training platform, at 200 Industrial ITIs across the nation. 15,000 ITI teachers have been trained, and the Skill Ministry will now use A-VIEW as capacity building platform for distance training in skill development. A-VIEW is a proven large-scale online training platform that has been deployed at over 8,000 institutions. A-VIEW along with GOI’s Aadhar were the only two internet-based technology innovations from India chosen by CISCO in 2014 for global recognition. For several years, using A-VIEW, IIT Bombay has been training ten thousand teachers simultaneously. Govt. of Maharashtra has trained 35,000 school teachers at the same time. During Digital India week, Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, M.D. of NIELIT (IT Ministry) used A-VIEW platform for online digital literacy classes targeting lakhs of students. A-VIEW features a number of easy-to-use features for skill development. A-VIEW enables instructors to conduct distance trainings with huge number of trainees across hundreds of skill development centers. Using A-VIEW mobile application, trainees with a smart phone can instantly participate and interact in class discussions. Multimedia content for skills can be shared and recordings downloaded into mobile phones for offline study. A-VIEW provides a number of interactive collaboration tools including whiteboards, animations, and video sharing. A-VIEW is a fully customizable platform provided free for national skill development programs, higher education programs, and digital literacy programs. A-VIEW is developed by Amrita University in partnership with IIT Bombay and supported by NMEICT (Ministry of HRD).


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