The Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) is planning to launch a new scheme called NEAT to provide wider access to adaptive learning, making learning personalised and customised as per a learner’s requirement.
- The learning platform, which will be a public-private partnership, is the National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT).
- The Ministry is roping in Start-ups using artificial intelligence to join the platform.
- To join, these start-ups need to provide 25% free coupons for students from disadvantaged communities.
- NEAT will have an apex committee administered by the MHRD.
- Operations are likely to begin in November.
- The platform aims to harness technology to improve one’s learning outcomes in higher education.
- By bringing Start-ups that have AI technology together, the Ministry is aiming to provide wider access to students to such technologies.
- The Ministry has designated the All India Council for Technical Education as the implementing agency for the scheme.
- Registration of learners and the development of requisite solutions will be taken care of by EdTech companies.
- They are free to share their own fees for the course but are mandated to provide free coupons for 25% of their total registrations on the portal.
The scheme is a good initiative to bring learning to the doorsteps of students and involving AI will lead to enhancing the student’s understanding of the technology.