Bihar to bring IT to madrassas
government plans soon to bring information technology (IT) to the
state's madrassas for modern education, Minority Welfare Minister
Shahid Ali Khan has said.
"It'll help madrassa students to learn about the benefits of IT in
day-to-day life," Khan said.
New Delhi: The union
human resource development (HRD) ministry has set up a
consultative committee for implementing a scheme for providing
quality and modern education at madrasas, officials said Tuesday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of madrasa teacher
associations, representatives of state madrasa boards, officials
from state governments, headed by Human Resource Development
Minister Kapil Sibal held Monday to discuss the implementation of
The scheme so far has benefited over 10,522 madrasas and 26,755
teachers, introducing modern subjects like Mathematics, Science,
Social Studies, Hindi and English in madrasas and providing
financial assistance for teachers, teacher training, libraries,
science and computer labs.
The scheme also provides for linkages with National Institute of
Open Schooling for assessment and certification of regular
curricula as well as vocational education.
The consultative committee has 21 members, including
representatives from teacher associations, madrasa boards, state
government officials and HRD officials. It will meet twice a year
to discuss and streamline various implementation issues of the