In a bid to make the tedious subject of Geography into an interactive one, the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) has asked all affiliated schools to ensure the initiation of its web portal, a statement said.
Named ‘School Bhuvan’, the web portal will provide map-based learning to bring awareness among the students about natural resources, environment and their role in sustainable development. It is an initiative of Bhuvan – NRSC/ISRO based on the syllabus of NCERT, said a statement issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
“Geography is comparatively easy, but only those students who find working on maps interesting wish to take up this subject at the higher level. This web portal will surely attract a lot of students, and their knowledge will also increase,” says a geography teacher at a government model senior secondary school .
Kavita Das, Principal, St John’s School, said, “With this web portal, geography will become interesting. It will act as an educative video game for students since they will get to know the results while working on it. It will be a hands-on experience without teachers having to dictate anything. The best part is that the web portal takes you to the main link of the MHRD, which has a lot of things for students to learn about from across the country.”