Union HRD Ministry Issued Digital Education ‘PRAGYATA’ Guidelines

Meghdeepa Mondal Meghdeepa Mondal
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On July 14, 2020, Union HRD Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal released the guidelines for virtual education-Pragyata. The guidelines were released through an online medium in presence of Minister of State, Government of India, Mr Sanjay Dhotre.

The guidelines unleashed for PRAGYATA guidelines for virtual education states of capping the screen time for students. Each class can be stretched to a maximum of 30 minutes. For Classes 1-8, only 2 of the online sessions per day can extend up to 45 minutes whereas 4 sessions for Classes 9-12.

In this respect, HRD Minister Dr Pokhriyal also tweeted, “Introducing ‘PRAGYATA’: Guidelines on #DigitalEducation for school heads, teachers, parents, and students containing recommended screen time for children, tips on coping with mental or physical stress during #DigitalLearning & more. Stay tuned for more details.” 

PRAGYATA Guideline Simplified

The PRAGYATA guidelines include eight steps for online education: Plan (P), Review (R), Arrange (A), Guide (G), Yak(Talk) (Y), Assign (A), Track (T), and Appreciate (T).

The guidelines also throw light on the role of school heads, administrators, parents, teachers and students in varying segments:

  1. Manage assessments based on needs 
  2. Develop plans for virtual education considering aspects like screen time, balancing online and offline tasks, inclusiveness
  3. Take up modular-interventions for curating resources and level-wise delivery 
  4. invoke physical and mental health for digital education
  5. Cyber safety and associated ethics, precautions and measures
  6. Collaborate and converge with different initiatives

For More Details, Check Here: PRAGYATA Guidelines for Digital Education