National Education Alliance for Technology (NEAT) Initiative

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    • NEAT launched as a single platform for providing the best-developed ed-tech solutions and courses to the students in India. 

    About the project

    • Project by: Ministry of Education, piloted by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
    • Aims: to help students from socio-economically disadvantaged communities enroll for courses taught by ed-tech companies, has offered them a glimmer of hope.
      • It was launched with the aim of using Artificial Intelligence to make learning customized and personalized for learners.
      • It also seeks to recognize the development of technologies in Adaptive Learning and bring them on a single platform.
    • Significance: The NEAT initiative is taking shape at a time the government has announced plans to introduce a policy to regulate the ed-tech sector to prevent instances of “exploitation”.
    • Ed-tech course coupons: A bank of free coupons has been created which are now being distributed among beneficiaries.
    • The final list of beneficiaries: has been picked using an automated tool with caste, income, gender, age as filters.

    Source: IE