Unnayan Banka Project in Vigyan Bhawan, Presented by Kundan Kumar, DM Banka

The Unnayan Banka initiative aims to provide Quality School Education in India by leveraging technology with a focus on ensuring continuous monitoring and accountability in the system. The approach is towards institutional building and ensuring sustainability through capacity building of teachers and administration.

Under the Unnayan initiative, today students are learning General English, Reasoning and Aptitude skills along with higher software technical skills like designing websites, programming skills and android app development. For the first time in the district, 17 students received placement offers from Tata Consultancy Services based on their reasoning and aptitude, opening doors to the private sector for these students.

The startling fact that there are more than 400 million mobile users in the country. Against this backdrop, mobile based learning platform (Eckovation) and ICT is used for providing contextualised and interactive video learning modules, continuous and comprehensive evaluation of students performance and cohort learning facilities to students involving use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics. 

The learning among students is enriched by Adaptive Learning techniques and involving use of interactive and innovative short video lectures followed by a daily quiz. This shall create interest among students and provide motivation to attend school regularly. Further, there are video lectures and assessments for all the subjects in the modules thereby supplementing the unavailability of particular subject teachers. The mobile based learning groups created on Eckovation Platform with all the content, assessment and monitoring process and discussions with teachers on the learning group itself. This will bring the accessibility of education to the palms of the students: Introducing the concept of Mera Mobile, Mera Vidyalaya.

Impact of Implementation of Unnayan Banka

Unnayan sessions are active in 40 schools of Banka district covering all the blocks of the district. The reach of Unnayan is ensured in the remotest village of Banka through “mini-school mobile vans” and Unnayan sessions in the Block Divisions Office.

The effort of District Administration of Banka and Eckovation Team has resulted in outstanding improvement in the results of students.

Students of Unnayan Banka majorly belongs to tribal communities of Banka and has been deprived of quality education for years. This initiative has created hopes in the students and their families to excel in academics and provide much needed support to their families.

  •  4700+ students are preparing for Class 10 Bihar Board Examination
  • 283 students are preparing  for Class 12 Bihar Board Examination
  • 40 students are preparing for Engineering Entrance Exams
  • 15 students are preparing for Medical Entrance Exams
  • 10 students are learning higher software technical skills like designing websites, programming skills, android development, making remote controlled bots etc.
  • More than 10,000 students learning from the Mobile based Platform – Eckovation and preparing for various competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, Bank PO, RRB (Railway Exams) etc.

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