Parents to Have Easy Access to Colleges

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Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal announced last month that the Central government is working on a three dimensional technology which will enable parents to have online access to any educational institution for the purpose of admissions. Sibal added that a combination of several technologies like geospatial, videography, and aerial photography would be used to design the new one. “The mapping exercise is on,” Sibal said. He was of the opinion that with the new technology, parents would be able to have access to all institutions on a particular website and would be able to check specifics like facilities, infrastructure, and so on, before choosing the best option for their children. The pilot project for this has been carried out in Karnataka, and Sibal mentioned that this technology had not been introduced anywhere in the world. However, it could take three to four years to put education-friendly technology in use.

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