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DIKSHA for Children with Disabilities

DIKSHA for Children with Disabilities- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges– Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

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DIKSHA for Children with Disabilities- Context

  • DIKSHA complies with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA.
  • This enables people with visual impairments to access the website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers.

State of the World’s Children Report 2021


DIKSHA for Children with Disabilities- Key Steps taken by Government

  • Special e-content for visually and hearing impaired developed on Digitally Accessible Information System (DAISY) and in sign language on NIOS website/ YouTube.
  • In all 767 textbooks-based, ISL videos have been recorded. Out of these 510 textbooks based on ISL videos are uploaded on DIKSHA.
  • The 10,000 words ISL dictionary has been uploaded on DIKSHA.
  • 3,142 audiobooks chapters are also uploaded on DIKSHA.

Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs-2


DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing)- Key Points

  • About: DIKSHA serves as the National Teacher Platform, to be used by teachers and students across the nation to provide school education through distance mode.
    • DIKSHA Full form: DIKSHA stands for Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing.
  • Key Objective: DIKSHA is the platform for providing quality e-content for school education in States/UTs and QR-coded Energized Textbooks for all grades (one nation, one digital platform).
  • Implementing Ministry: DIKSHA Platform was launched and being implemented by the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) and the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD).
  • Accessibility: DIKSHA Portal can be accessed by Teachers and Students alike. DIKSHA Portal is accessible in more than eighteen languages, ensuring easy access to educational content to students.

NITI Aayog Report: 11 Measures to Improve School Education


DIKSHA Portal: Key Features

  • QR code-based access: NCERT books are available in QR code which can be downloaded by scanning it. After scanning the QR code, the DIKSHA portal will also provide suggestions and topics for learning.
  • Location-Based Knowledge: DIKSHA Portal also shows the courses that are going on in your region after you provide your location on the DIKSHA Portal.
  • Class-Based Study Materials: DIKSHA portal provides class-based material to a student. A student has to click on the needed study material and enter the SUBMIT button.


Annual Status of Education Report | ASER 2021 |

State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in India Report

State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in India Report

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