National education society for tribal students, 1M1B Foundation sign agreement to train students, teachers

Under this programme, students and teachers from Eklavya Model Residential Schools will be trained based on AR and VR curriculum.

NESTS, 1M1B to train teachers and students in AR-VR.NESTS, 1M1B to train teachers and students in AR-VR.

Ishita Ranganath | November 18, 2022 | 08:51 PM IST

NEW DELHI: National education society for tribal students (NESTS) and 1 Million for 1 Billion foundation signed an agreement to train teachers and students Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs).

The programme train students and teachers in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) using the AR-VR curriculum launched by the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE). The primary objective of the programme is to conduct training and capacity-building programs for teachers and students of EMRS. In the pilot phase, the programme will be EMRS in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

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NESTS in partnership with 1M1B aims to engage students of EMRSs in nation-building by enabling teachers and students to understand possibilities offered by emerging technologies and become creators using AR and VR to build India’s Metaverse.

In line with national education policy (NEP) 2020, this collaboration will provide students of EMRSs with an exposure to immersive, visual, and experiential learning that shall enhance human infrastructure resource for the nation. The agreement was signed by NESTS, commissioner, Asit Gopal and 1M1B managing director, Manav Subhodh in the presence of the 1M1B and NESTS team.

1M1B is a US-based non-profit company accredited to the United Nations Organisation with special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.

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