State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has set up solar-powered smart classrooms in 122 government schools across Yadgir district in Karnataka.
Informing this to the media, an official on Saturday said, “About 13,000 children studying in 122 government schools will benefit from smart classrooms, which are now powered by solar power and equipped with hi-tech facilities.”
The official further informed that the total cost of the entire project has been Rs 3.8 crore.
It may be mentioned here that the smart classrooms offer visually attractive content to help students assimilate the information effectively.
Smart classrooms also enable teachers to explain difficult concepts, thereby improve teaching and enhancing academic performance.
The smart-class facilities in Yadgir district include a 50-inch LED television, central processing unit (CPU) with accessories, green board and LED lights charged with solar batteries.
The electronic equipment is stored in a cabinet after the classes end.
It was also informed by the official that the digital content covers English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science subjects for students of Classes VIII-X as per the Karnataka state board syllabus.
It was further informed that BEL is also installing hand-wash facilities costing Rs 1.02 crore in 100 state-run primary schools across the district.
This initiative has been taken with the aim to protect children and staff from coronavirus and maintain hygiene.