Education Projects

Education Projects

CSDMS has undertaken several education related projects over a period of time. Some of them are listed below –

Mapping the Neighbourhood
Mapping the Neighbourhood supported by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India which was aimed at reaching out the community through ‘young minds’ to make them understand the importance of maps and the data and in the process work towards bridging the digital divide. The project was executed at Almora, Uttaranchal.
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National Policy on ICT and Education
The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India initiated the process towards formulating the ‘National Policy on ICT in School Education’ with a focus on addressing the needs and challenges of teaching and learning in schools using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools. The Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (, a UN ICT Task Force founded organisation, offered its expertise and strategic assistance to the Department of School Education & Literacy (D/SE&L), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in the policy formulation process. In this process, GeSCI invited Centre for Science, Development, and Media Studies ( partner in coordinating, facilitating, and implementing the policy formulation process.

The policy building process sought to define a national consultation process combining thematic conferences, e-discussions as well as several regional consultations along with the national consultations on policy issues. The aim of the policy project has been to engage with a wider range of stakeholders whose experiences, views, suggestions and recommendations would be collated and documented towards developing a consultative and participatory policy with a multi stakeholder partnerships approach. Under the project, five broad thematic areas or work streams have been developed to respond to the needs, which include policy development process, strategic implementation planning, ICTs in teaching and learning, infrastructure and connectivity, followed by monitoring and evaluation.
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