Google partners with Maharashtra State Schooling Division to provide 1 Lakh e-classrooms for free
Maharashtra state from India has become the first Indian state to collaborate with Google India in the state-wide deployment of its Google for Education technology. Google has partnered with Maharashtra State Education Department to deploy digital tools such as G Suite for Education and Google Classroom free-of-cost across the state.
Maharashtra is also the leading state for having Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, Google’s education tools and services will be adopted in over one lakh schools, benefitting over 2.3 crore students and teachers in the state.
“G Suite for Education and Google Classroom will make remote learning easier will allow teachers to teach lessons in synchronous and asynchronous mode and stay connected with their students,” said Bani Paintal Dhawan, Head of Education, India and South Asia, Google India.
The company will be providing its instruments totally free to all colleges throughout Maharashtra. With the help of these tools, college students and academics will practice and perform in a digital classroom.
Moreover, this not only the company has done for the education sector in the country. Back in July, Google introduced a partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Schooling (CBSE) to push training in India by serving to academics and establishments in digitizing the educational expertise.
“When we floated an invitation link for Google Classroom training, we have almost got 1.34 lakh teacher applications within 48 hours. This shows how much our teachers are excited to start using Google Classroom in their schools. It clearly shows that our teachers are taking the lead for transformation to digital education. The government will continue to work with the community, NGOs, and the schools to solve any access problems.” Minister of School Education in Maharashtra, Varsha Gaikwad
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