In an age when the internet is easily available and no longer out of reach of children, Smartindia has come up with a unique online education programme for school students for every stream from kindergarten to Plus II. Smartindia is a continuous and comprehensive evaluation tool, where students get to evaluate themselves.
“In schools and tuition centres the students are evaluated by someone else, here they get the benefit of evaluating themselves with an array of exercises, tests, interactive sessions, giving them the benefit of knowing where they stand,” says B S Sreelekshmi MD, Smartindia.
Smartindia is an online tutorial that provides material on every subject that the student has to study- the daily curriculum. It is not just the regular site that gives you just the option to do a set of questions and gives you the right answer, but with Smartindia.net the students get the benefit of getting the explanation to every question. Be it Maths, science, social, English anything, complete with pictorial and graphic animations hence giving them something different from the regular school drill. It serves almost as a supportive system to the classroom education.
All the student has to do is, register with the site for an annual fee of `500 and they can benefit from a whole lot of sessions from study materials to questions, along with detailed explanations. ‘Ask the teacher’ is an interactive forum where the student can directly ask a question on any subject and there will be subject experts who will give them answers round-the-clock.
“If suppose, a student is not satisfied with a given answer there is always a provision for a feedback whereby the student can ask for more accurate explanations. ‘Ask the Teacher’ is a big hit mostly because students are often deprived of the facility in classrooms and jampacked tuition centres. Here they don’t have to meet the teacher and hence they are more at ease,” says Sreelekshmi.
Smartindia is almost like a virtual community complete with blogging facility, library, chats - where students can clear doubts with their own peer groups. “Students have regular discussions among them, that are strictly moderated,” she says.
We also have the provision where a parent can always monitor their ward’s activities and keep track on their progress.
We also give the provision of creating a dummy account for an interested candidate or a parent by which they will have a partial access to the activities of our site so that they get an overview of what is happening inside and if they are interested they can always join with us, she says. “Our aim is to basically bridge the urban-rural divide among the students and make them proficient and smart to meet the challenges in the competitive world,” she says.
Apart from school curriculum Smartindia also focuses on candidates preparing for all types of competitive exams. The site has a series of practice tests for exams such as medical and engineering entrance, UPSC, PSC, UGC-NET, Bank PO etc. “Last year a financially backward student from Kollam who couldn’t afford the regular entrance coaching passed the All-India Medical entrance solely depending on our site,” said Sreelekshmi.
To know more about Smartindia log on to www.smartmission.org <http://www.smartmission.org> or www.smartindia.net.in