Amrita University’s E-learning Platform A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) was officially launched for schools in Maharashtra on January 4, 2013 at Amrita Vidyalayam, Nigdi, Pune during Sri Mata Amritanandamayi’s program.
More than 5000 students and teachers from 15 districts in Maharashtra participated live in this online A-VIEW launch program. The dignitaries at the program interacted with the students and teachers. Dr. Arun Nigawekar, former UGC Chairman, officially launched A-VIEW with the thousands of online participants clapping and cheering.
Eminent Computer Scientist Padmashree Dr. Vijay Bhatkar said "A-VIEW is a modern tool for reaching out to the entire world. Saint Jnaneshwara (13th century Maharashtra saint and poet) said that 'the whole world is my family'. Amma is practically putting these teachings into practice. Along with academic courses, A-VIEW can be used to spread value-based education; it can incorporate Amma's vision for Clean India, Green India and Yoga education."
The award-winning A-VIEW platform has been successfully deployed at more than 2000 higher educational institutions across the country, and now Amrita’s A-VIEW will be used in schools.
Dr. Ravindra Wanjarwadkar, President, Maharashtra Education Society (MES), said "We will integrate A-VIEW with our Digital Campus system to further enhance the quality of education."
Dr. Hemant Darbari, Executive Director, CDAC Pune, Shri Indrajeet Deshmukh, Maharashtra Deputy Commissioner for Regional Development, and Srimati Pushplata Pawar, Education Officer, Pune Municipal Corporation, participated in this event. Mr. Santosh Talghatti, the A-VIEW coordinator for schools in Maharashtra, thanked the participants.
Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Amrita E-Learning Research Lab, stated, "Amma is always encouraging us to do research and development for serving society. A-VIEW is a good example of this."
A-VIEW is majorly supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.) For more information, please visit www.aview.in.