Delhi Virtual School: Delhi Government Launches India’s First Virtual School and Calls for Applications

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched India’s first virtual school, Delhi Model Virtual School, affiliated to the Delhi Board of School Education.

“Today we are launching India’s first virtual school, Delhi Model Virtual School, affiliated to the Delhi Board of School Education. We are inviting applications for Class 9 admissions from today. Students from all over the country can apply for admission,” PTI quoted Delhi CM as saying.

As per the announcement, the school has been opened for children who physically cannot attend school for any reason.

The facility will also be used to prepare students for competitions such as JEE, NEET and CUET.

“Students can attend live classes and access recorded lecture sessions and study materials at Delhi Model Virtual School. We will also help students prepare for competitions like JEE and NEET,” said Kejriwal.

Specialized teachers have been hired for this purpose.

“Skill-based education will also be provided for students who wish to work part-time,” Kejriwal said.

To access the platform, students will receive a username and password with which they can log in and attend classes. The platform will also provide facilities such as a digital library, recorded lectures, etc.

Kejriwal revealed that the platform was developed by Google and School Net India.

“There are a lot of children who cannot go to school because there are problems like the distance from school or other obstacles. Many parents do not send their daughters to school because they do not want not send them.

“We are launching this virtual school to make sure they are educated. This school is inspired by the virtual classrooms that had been necessitated due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

(With agency contributions)

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