Education Startup received Prime Minister’s Excellence Award 2018 for Innovation

Indeed a moment to cherish for Team Unnayan Banka!

District Administration of Banka, Bihar has done the collaboration with Eckovation to start the project Unnayan Banka in 2017.  With in a span of one year, the project got great success and today, the initiative received the PM’s excellence Award for Innovation. 

The highly energetic and spearheaded Mr Kundan Kumar (IAS), DM Banka, Bihar received Prime Minister’s Excellence Award in Public Administration today for the Unnayan Banka Project in collaboration with Eckovation. The project aims at providing accessibility of Quality Education in the government schools of the district by effectively using Eckovation Platform (mobile based social learning platform) and existing ICT infrastructure. The focus of the Unnayan Banka Project is on ensuring continuous monitoring and accountability in the system and the approach is towards institutional building and ensuring sustainability through capacity building of teachers and  administration.

Model of Unnayan Banka Project | Mera Mobile, Mera Vidyalaya

The learning process used in the Unnyan Model involves audio-visual classrooms having animated and contextualised lectures followed by daily assessments.  The first interaction with the students happens in the classroom, where they watch the videos screen casted on the television. The videos are kept super interactive (which is done by Eckovation’s technology of inserting interesting questions during the video at specific contextual points) which ensures a good level attentiveness from the students.

Only teaching a concept to the students doesn’t ensure that she has understood the concept well. The second important part of the model is assessment. The performance of students in the daily assessments gives the true parameter for evaluation of conceptual understanding. Based on the performance in daily assessments, students are given feedback on how to improve their weaknesses. This Adaptive Learning technique is based on Artificial Intelligence Technology.

The third part of the model is Doubt Discussions. If the students face any doubt at any point of preparation, she can discuss her doubts with a team of experts on Eckovation Platform.

Summary of Unnayan Project: Watch the 2 min Video

Unnayan Banka: Top Innovation Story of Coffee Table Book released by Prime Minister’s Office

Unnayan Banka in Coffee Table Book released on Civil Services Day 2018
Unnayan Banka in Coffee Table Book released on Civil Services Day 2018
Unnayan Banka in Book of success story of NITI Ayog

AI based performance analysis and recommendation to students

Furthermore, the Eckovation platform facilitates AI based performance analysis of each and every student. The daily attendance and performance of students are uploaded on the Eckovation Platform to obtain overall performance analysis of students along with generation of report-card of each student. There are separate performance monitoring groups which bring the teachers, administrators and Eckovation support team on a single platform to discuss, evaluate and continually improve the education delivery scheme. This ensures that the students remain the ultimate beneficiary of the system and teachers are accorded due responsibility and accountability for their performance.

The different elements of Unnayan Banka Model includes:

  1. Public School Education: More than 3700 students from 40 schools of the district, and students from remotes areas learning from TV installed mobile van are preparing for Class 10 Bihar Board Examination.
  2. Evening Classes for Class XII Students (Crash Course): Unnayan initiative includes evening classes for 283 students preparing for Class 12 Bihar Board Examination. Many of these students below to economically constrained background and can’t afford high-paid private coaching available in Bhagalpur / Patna / Delhi /Kota.
  3. Advanced Technical Skills Training: Realising the need of skill training to ensure white-collared high paid jobs for these students, Advanced Skill Development Program (Bootcamp Session) was started under the Unnayan initiative. Today, students are learning higher software technical skills like designing websites, programming skills, android development, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things.
  4. Competitive Exam Preparation: Students prepare for highly competitive exams like SSC-CGL, Bank PO, UPSC, IIT JEE, NEET etc. on the Eckovation App.

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