Keep Learning Initiative

An online initiative by The Times of India in association with BYJU’S

Times of India, India’s most widely read newspaper, in association with BYJU’S, India’s largest EdTech company announces the launch of the #KeepLearning campaign.

Will the schools open this academic year? What if they do not?

With just 6 months remaining for the academic year (2020-2021) to come to an end, the schools across the nation remain closed or partially reopened.

The central government had given a free hand to all the states and union territories to decide on reopening of the educational institutions under their jurisdictions. Accordingly, a majority of the states had reopened the schools for senior classes (9th to 12th); however, some states had to shut down the schools again due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Byjus Keep Learning Initiative

Here is a state-wise list of the status of schools.

Union TerritoryPrimary SchoolHighschool
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsNot open – To be updatedClasses for 9th to 12th started from September 23rd
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & DiuNot open – To be updatedTo be updated
Jammu & KashmirNot open – To be updatedClasses for 9th to 12th started from September 21st
LakshadweepClasses 6th and 7th started from September 21stClasses for 8th to 12th started from September 21st
ChandigarhNot open – To be updatedClasses for 9th to 12th started from November 2nd
The Government of NCT of DelhiNot open – To be updatedNot open – To be updated
LadakhNot open – To be updatedTo be updated
PuducherryNot open – To be updatedTo be updated
StatePrimary SchoolHighschool
Andhra PradeshClasses 1 to 5 to be started after Sankranti 2021Class 8th to 12th started from November 23
Andhra PradeshClasses 6 and 7 to be started after December 14Class 9 and 10 started on November 2
Intermediate 1st year to be updated and Intermediate 2nd year started from November 2
Arunachal PradeshTo be updatedClass 10 and 12 reopened since November 16
AssamClass 6 and above formally open since November 2Class 6 and above formally open since November 2
BiharTo be updatedTo be updated
ChhattisgarhNot open – To be updatedNot open – To be updated
GoaNot open – To be updatedClass 10th and 12th started since November 21st
GujaratNot open – To be updatedNot open – To be updated
HaryanaNot open – To be updatedClasses 9 to 12 started from November 2
Himachal PradeshClosed till December 31stClosed till December 31st
JharkhandNot open – To be updatedNot open – To be updated
KarnatakaClosed till last week of DecemberClosed till last week of December
KeralaNot open – To be updatedNot open – To be updated
Madhya PradeshNot open – To be updatedClasses for 9th to 12th started from November 14th
MaharashtraNot open – To be updatedClasses for 9th to 12th started from November 23rd
ManipurTo be updatedTo be updated
MeghalayaTo be updatedTo be updated
MizoramNot open – To be updatedClasses for 10th and 12th started on 16th October, but closed after increase in COVID-19 cases
NagalandTo be updatedTo be updated
OdishaClosed till last week of DecemberClosed till last week of December
PunjabNot open – To be updatedClasses for 9th to 12th started from October 19th
RajasthanTo be updated after November 30thTo be updated after November 30th
SikkimClasses for 3rd to 5th started on November 23rdClasses started on voluntray basis for class 9th to 12th from October 19
SikkimClasses for 6th to 8th started on November 2nd
Tamil NaduNot open – To be updatedNot open – To be updated
TelanganaNot open – To be updated in DecemberNot open – To be updated in December
TripuraNot open – To be updatedNot open – To be updated
UttarakhandNot open – To be updatedClasses for 10th to 12th started from November 2nd
Uttar PradeshNot open – To be updatedClasses for 9th to 12th started from October 19th
West BengalTo be updated after November 30thTo be updated after November 30th

Experts believe that a possible second-wave of the coronavirus might strike the country in mid‑December when the climate gets too cold. It could lead schools to remain closed and force the ones open to shut down again.

Most states have decided not to reopen the schools for now

The government has considered to slash the syllabus and conduct the final exams by the end of the academic year, at least for senior classes. Therefore, studies will continue, and classes will be conducted through virtual platforms.

Here is what we can do: Most of us are already familiar with ‘learn from home’ and some of us have managed to adapt to that.  For those who have triumphed over online learning- keep doing what you are doing!!

Others should learn How to Educate Children with Online Learning.

A Few Tips for Working Parents

If parents need to travel to work, and kids are too young to be left unsupervised, here is what we can do:

  • Parents could consider work from home (regularly or in turns) if their work permits it.
  • Hire a reliable caretaker.
  • Create a parenting group with two other families in the neighborhood and work out a schedule to monitor the kids when they are at home. (Why only two more families? – To minimalize the crowd and the risk of infections. Also, it makes the schedule more flexible).
  • Consider being part of online webinars and forums that offer guidance on learning from home.

BYJU’s #KeepLearning Initiative

#KeepLearning is one such online initiative by The Times of India in association with BYJU’S.

It is a one-stop platform that helps in solving all the e-learning challenges faced by teachers, students, and parents.  The platform is free to access and useful for parents, teachers, and students. It allows everyone to participate in webinars, discussion forums, and access a variety of contents designed by subject matter experts in various fields. Registered users can also connect with experts across multiple domains like child psychology, ophthalmology, career counseling, education system, etc.

For more details register @ Keep Learning Initiative

The #KeepLearning initiative focuses on:

•Addressing the parenting challenges during the COVID-19.

•Updates about school curriculum during COVID-19 and beyond.

•Addressing concerns with screen times.

•Transition from blackboards to digital screens.

•Decoding the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP).

•Enabling online learning.

•Guiding parents, teachers, and students through technology and more…

Share your suggestions and “learn from home” experiences in the comment section. Take care and stay safe!!!

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