BSNL launches online education initiative with IIT Bombay, Yupp Master
State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new initiative called DRONE in India. The project is aimed at promoting online education across the country, in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Yupp Master, the ed-tech platform owned and operated by YuppTV. Here is all you need to know about it.
Evidently, the novel coronavirus pandemic has pushed young Indian students as well as adults to switch to the routine of online learning. To facilitate this sudden shift, BSNL is bringing the Digitally Rich Online Nationwide Education (DRONE) project, wherein it will offer access to the e-learning services from Yupp Master and IIT-B to the subscribers of its broadband network all across India, TelecomTalk reported.
As part of the partnership, IIT Bombay will be providing digital content on a range of learning topics through its 'Spoken Tutorial' methodology. This, the institute says, will cover several subjects required by the masses, including IT Literacy - Java programming, Python, C, Scilab, etc., health and nutrition topics such as breastfeeding awareness, digital divide, and more.
Along with IIT-B, Yupp Master's e-learning programs will be provided to BSNL subscribers across the country. Yupp Master's classes are all live programs and can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The platform also has curated learning material, comprehensive tests, and an "Ask a Doubt 24/7" live question and answer service to clear doubts directly from teachers.
"We have put our best effort in creating an open ecosystem for best talents in the education sector to partner with BSNL and drive the Digital India Program through BSNL's pan-India high-speed broadband network," said BSNL CMD PK Purwar while announcing the partnership.
More details regarding the DRONE initiative with IIT-B and Yupp Master should be revealed in the coming days. However, it must be noted that BSNL is not the first telco to make a move like this. ACT Fibernet already offers free access to Yupp Master to its subscribers while Airtel provides Shaw Academy course to the users across India.