Samsung India announced on Thursday that it has offered smart classroom solutions to 80 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools as part of its global Samsung Smart School initiative. This initiative will help provide digital education to the students of these educational institutions.
With this addition, smart classes established by Samsung will be available in 625 JNV schools and 10 Navodaya leadership institutes in 835 classrooms across the country, affecting nearly five students in Lakh, according to a statement. Every smart classroom that Samsung has implemented is equipped with an interactive Samsung Flip, Samsung tablets, printer, server, backup, and digital learning content.
These new JNV schools are spread across 17 states, and most of them are in rural areas such as Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, Dahod in Gujarat, Sukma in Chhattisgarh, Darjeeling in West Bengal, and Baksa in Assam. There are currently 661 JNV schools in the country. Samsung’s first smart class under the Samsung Smart School initiative was founded in 2013 in collaboration with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.
So far, the program has served more than 4.3 million students nationwide, according to the statement. Another 50,000 students will benefit from the new smart classes, he added. To date, more than 8,000 teachers have been trained in the use of interactive technology to teach effectively, improve the quality of instruction, and build capacity in JNV schools.
The program will continue to support teacher training. “JNV students are some of the best performing students in the country and their access to the latest technology through this program has been a great asset. It is becoming even more important today, ”said Vinayak Garg, commissioner of Navodaya Vidyalaya For Samha Partha Ghosh, Vice President (Corporate Citizenship) of Samsung India, the latest initiative reinforces the company’s commitment to its vision of Powering Digital India.