Geospatial mapping of schools in India

Geospatial mapping of schools in India

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New Delhi: Indian Government has proposed to undertake geospatial mapping of the states with regard to the unavailability of primary, secondary and higher education institutions to ensure that no areas are left without schools and colleges.

This exercise will help the Government to get information for setting up institutions as per the requirement, so that no area is left unattended, according to Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister, Government of India. He said the mapping would also help students exercise the choice of institutes for study.

The minister also said that the Government is open to seeking foreign investment in the vocational education sector, a key thrust area under which training schools will be set up across the country to develop skills of students at the 10+2 level. Recently, geospatial as a course has been introduced at 10+2 level. “We have decided to constitute a National Vocational Education Framework (NVEF) within the next one year,” he said.

Source: Zee News