Tamil Nadu Government implements Smart Black Board Scheme.

The Tamil Nadu (TN) State government have implemented the smart blackboard scheme in more than 80,000 Government schools to provide a better teaching environment.


  • Central Education Ministry’s Smart Class Room scheme is also being implemented in 7500 schools in Tamil Nadu.
  • The government has also decided to reduce be syllabus by 40% for the 2020-2021 session in the light of Covid-19.
  • In the state, more than 7500 teaching and 2400 non-teaching posts lying vacant. The government is also taking up necessary measures to fill the vacancies.
  • The central government has also launched a similar scheme called as Operation Digital Board Scheme.

Smart Blackboard Scheme

The scheme is aimed at using the audio visual teaching material in the schools. It can also be integrated with digital classrooms and smart classroom schemes.  The smart boards will create materials that can be fed into computer screens using pen drives.

Operation Digital Board

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (Now Ministry of Education) had launched Operation Digital Board (ODB) in order to boost quality education in the country. The scheme aims to have digital and interactive boards. The initiative was launched on the line of  Operation Blackboard.

Operation Blackboard

It was started in 1987. The scheme was aimed at supplying the minimum crucial facilities in all primary schools of the country.

Other Initiatives

Initiatives like e-Pathshala, DIKSHA, National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER), SWAYAM and SWAYAM-Prabha DTH Channels , National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), e-PG Pathshala etc. are also providing adequate high quality content that can be taken to every classroom to facilitating blended learning to children from their homes.

India Report on Digital Education 2020

The Ministry of Education launched this report stating about the innovative methods being adopted by the Ministry to ensure inclusive and accessible education to children at home. As per the report,  following initiatives were launched to improve digital education in India:

  • Social Media interface for Learning Management (SMILE) initiative in Rajasthan.
  • Project Home classes in Jammu Kashmir.
  • E-Scholar portal in Meghalaya.
  • In Chattisgarh, Education at your doorstep or Padhai Tunhar Duvaar initiative was launched.
  • KITE VICTERS Tv channel in Kerala and
  • Unnayan initiative in Bihar.
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