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Published on Mon, 16 Sep, 2019 Both

Imphal, September 14, 2019 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam today launched Knowledge-Yan, popularly known as K-Yan, All-in-One held at State Project Office, Samagra Shiksha, Manipur, Babupara, Imphal. It was organised by Samagra Shiksha, Manipur.

Minister Radheshyam said that the implementation is being carried out as a part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Programme for qualitative enhancement of school education.  He exclaimed that K-Yan is an integrated community computer that functions as a computer, projector, and television developed by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in collaboration with IL&FS Education.

Distributing the K-Yan to the Zonal Education Officers of Manipur, he said that though it technology is highly advanced in today’s world, it still cannot replace the human beings. He expressed that technology cannot substitute a teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can transform the education system.

Shri Th. Radheshyam asserted that this very first step being taken up will surely help in improving the education scenario of the government schools of the state. He also said that this new initiative will make the education more interesting, interactive and it will further enhance the young minds to inculcate the spirit to compete with oneself.   

The Minister also informed that the Project Approval Board of MHRD has approved for 224 schools for providing ICT Component out of which 132 is secondary schools and 92 is primary school. He said that training for the teacher on how to use the K-Yan will also be conducted.

It may be noted that K-Yan is a technology platform which is All-in-One device for a smart classroom. Component under K-Yan includes projector, laptop, speaker, display screen, in-built interactivity; E-Content and DVD player. Built-in web cameras and microphones also allow the K-Yan to facilitate distance learning and interaction across communities, regardless of geographic locations. The K-Yan can also be used as a server, reducing the cost of establishing PC-based learning centers in schools. It can simultaneously be used as a computer, thereby improving overall operational and administrative efficiencies within schools.  

K-Yan supports learning in English and 18 local languages and comes pre-programmed with educational curriculum and provides and immersive teaching-learning platform for students and teachers.

Commissioner Education (S), Shri T. Ranjit Singh, Director, Education (S), Shri Th. Kirankumar Singh, concerned officials and teachers attended the programme. Demonstration on how to use K-Yan was also shown during the function. (DIPR)