Agricultural higher education is undergoing a digital transformation across India. Both offline and online education modes have grown in leaps and bounds in the past few years. The National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 acknowledges the importance of leveraging technology in education to meet the current and future challenges in ensuring accessible and high and quality education for all. The policy pushes for acceleration in the development of smart classrooms for using digital pedagogy and thereby enriching the teaching-learning process with online resources and collaborations.

Virtual Classroom is a system that provides the same opportunities for teaching and learning process, beyond the physical limits of the traditional classroom’s walls. This facility has been established in 75 agricultural institutions across India under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) – Component 2 and Resilient Agricultural Education Project (RAES). Virtual Classrooms are bundled with Agri-DIKSHA Portal which is an interactive portal for facilitating teachers to leverage digital application for improved learning outcomes through developing high-quality, easy-to-understand teaching material for students.

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