Delhi Govt Launches ‘India’s First Virtual School’, Admissions Open For Class 9 To 12

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched “India’s first virtual school” and called it the Delhi Model Virtual School (DMVS). Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal said that students from across the country will be eligible for admission in this virtual school. The application process for the school – which is for classes 9 to 12 – opened today, August 31, following the announcement by the Delhi CM.

The virtual school will be affiliated to the Delhi Board of School Education Board and any student in the age group of 13 to 18 years, who has qualified for class 8 from any recognized school, can apply for admission.

During the address, Kejriwal said that the DMVS facility will also be used to help students prepare for competitive exams like JEE, NEET and CUET.

“The admission to the schooling platform will be open to students from across India and they will also be groomed by experts with skill-based training for entrance exams like NEET, CUET and JEE,” Kejriwal said during the online media briefing.

He further said that this virtual school will prove to be a milestone in the field of education.

“There are many children who cannot go to school because of issues like school being away or other obstacles. Many parents do not educate their daughters because they do not want to send them out. We are starting this virtual school to ensure that they are educated. This school is inspired by virtual classrooms, which became necessary because of COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

The Delhi CM said that the classes would be online and the recorded lectures would also be uploaded online. To access the platform, students will be provided with an ID and password, using which they can log in and attend classes. The platform will also provide facilities like digital library, recorded lectures etc.

Kejriwal revealed that the platform has been developed by Google and SchoolNet India.

Manish Sisodia tweeted in Hindi, “With the government’s Delhi Model Virtual School, children will now be able to access Delhi Government’s world-class education from anywhere and anytime in the country through online portals and live classes. Prepare for the exam. Like JEE-NEET. Lack of time and distance will not be a hindrance to good education”.

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