On May 12, Apeejay Education and Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the National Education Policy Accelerator Program (NEPAP). This initiative will enable academic institutions in India to adapt to the technology requirements documented in National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), said Apeejay Education.
This is the first program in India to support the technological transformation of educational institutions under NEP 2020, they added.
The Accelerator Program will guide academic institutions in several aspects of NEP 2020. It will support academic institutions by conducting digital innovation workshops to focus on identifying and prioritizing unique challenges for academic institutions, and building solutions or proof-of-concepts ( POC), which uses technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), says an official statement.
“AWS will run these workshops based on the Amazon Working Backwards innovation method … AWS and Apeejay Education aim to support academic institutions with AWS credits and capacity building workshops ….” it added.
“Academic institutions in India must reach the digital maturity recommended by NEP 2020, and take advantage of the latest technology to modernize their systems, meet students’ expectations and requirements and achieve operating cost savings,” said Aditya Berlia, co-supervisor, Apeejay Education.
“There is a clear need today to help institutions identify and define problem formulations, develop digital solutions, test their effectiveness in fail-safe environments and scale the solutions for the benefit of the education sector,” he added.