Advisor Bhatnagar inspects the progress of establishment of Vidhya Samiksha Kendra

JAMMU : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, visited Teacher Bhawan to inspect ongoing works related to the establishment of Vidhya Samiksha Kendra (Command and Control Centre).

Secretary, School Education Dr. Piyush Singla, Project Director Samagra Shiksha Rakesh Magotra, Director School Education Jammu Ashok Sharma, Director School Education Kashmir Tassaduq Hussain, Director Finance, Director Planning besides other senior officers of the department accompanied the Advisor during visit.

Advisor Bhatnagar had an extensive round of the Centre to assess the progress with regard to each component of the Kendra.

After inspection of ongoing works, the Advisor had a detailed meeting to get first hand appraisal of ongoing works in the Centre. He appreciated the department for the progress made, so far, in establishing the centre. He highlighted that this technology driven initiative of School Education Department will primarily focus on learning outcomes of the students and their holistic development.

The Advisor said that the main objective of VSK is to integrate all the data sources and build a structure for taking corrective measures to improvise the education system. Besides, the dashboards and reports for districts, blocks and individual schools shall be collated in the VSK followed by a detailed analysis to fill the critical gaps.

The Advisor said that exclusive remedial classes and assessment tests of students, falling behind in their studies, shall be conducted through AI-powered chatbots of Vidhya Samiksha Kendra. He added that introduction of Vidhya Samiksha Kendra is all about giving our students and educators the best tools for success and it’s the next big step in refining education in J&K using real-time data and feedback loops, adding that the 6A framework of VSK including attendance, assessments, adaptive learning, administration, accreditation, and AI nudges will be setting new education benchmarks in near future.

During the meeting, Dr Piyush Singla apprised the Advisor of the progress recorded in establishment of VSK, so far. He informed that, real-time data on various parameters, will offer invaluable insights into student progress, teacher training and overall school performance.

Project Head, Convegenius Private Limited, Anuj, who designed the VSK and executed the project, presented a detailed presentation on functioning, operationalization and outcomes of the project

Later, a brainstorming session on key performance indicators was also held, where Dr. Piyush Singla, prioritized the tasks and set various timelines for making the Centre fully operational and functional.