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The strength that India has as a country, of a young, entrepreneurial population, cannot be marshalled to its full extent in the absence of access to education, says Ratan Tata, chairman, Tata Trusts.
Tata was speaking at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday, which saw Tata Trusts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) come together to create an open-access, digital education platform. The so-called Connected Learning Initiative, or CLIx, seeks to improve the quality of and access to the public education system in the country, comprising government-run schools.
Developers of this online learning technology have reached an agreement with the state governments of four Indian states – Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Rajasthan – to roll out CLIx across 1,100 schools comprising 1.65 lakh students and 4,400 teachers.