Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Intel India have teamed up to drive a change in the education sector by embedding future skills such as artificial intelligence (AI) into the formal curriculum, according to an official statement.
The larger goal is to align National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 guidelines to increase the pace of tech integration for youth, the need to bridge the country’s future skills gap, and improve current infrastructure (ATLs, etc.) Ready for AI, the statement added.
Together, they launched AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) integration into the school curriculum in September 2022 and started a pilot, it added.
Chintan Vaishnav, the mission director of AIM, said that the compendium of AIoT integrated lesson plans created by teachers is being used by teachers across the country to explore AIoT sample lesson plans and implement them in the classrooms with the utmost sense of urgency .
The compendium is a collection of lesson plans created by the educators, and each provides a 360-degree view of how AIoT integration can be used to enhance learning in a classroom.
CBSE Director (Training and Skills Education) Biswajit Saha said the new methodology will enable the shift in education pedagogies from traditional to digital, with several added benefits and increased efficiency.
Intel Global Government Affairs Group, Asia Pacific and Japan senior director Shweta Khurana addressed the need to empower India’s young population for the future.