To minimise the digital divide and to enhance the e-learning methods in the government and aided colleges across the state, the UP government is keeping aside Rs 10 crore to appoint 1200 lecturers in aided colleges and to set up smart classrooms in 87 government colleges, as per the press release of the state government.
An e-content digital studio will be set up by the government at the directorate of higher education with an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore to produce video contents for the students. The studio will be used for recording and editing content which will be utilized for online lectures.
The government has completed the appointment of 1200 teachers across the state and has installed biometric attendance devices in 2,273 government inter colleges according to the press release. It is further said that these are part of the 100 day action plan since the formation of the Yogi Adityanath government in March.
The press release added that, Rs 10.51 crore has been allotted to upgrade laboratories in 36 government degree colleges and an amount of Rs 2.03 crore will be allotted to provide 111 government colleges with technical books. The government has also given approval to expand the sports facilities in 172 government colleges.