The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has collaborated with TCS iON, in an endeavour to provide continuous online learning to millions of students across India during the ongoing pandemic. TCS iON is strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). This partnership ensures that NSDC’s training partners have access to the TCS iON Digital Glass Room, which allows them to shift their classroom vocational skills training online, so that students across India can access and benefit.
This partnership will enable NSDC’s training partners to continue their lessons as per their training schedule. The learners will experience no break in learning as they will be taking lessons under the guidance of professionals as usual. Skill seekers will be able to participate in various digital learning-engagement activities and complete the hands-on sessions after the lockdown is relaxed. Simply put, the work of the trainers and the learners will continue uninterrupted.
According to Manish Kumar, MD, CEO, NSDC, the tie up with TCS will facilitate innovative methods of promoting skill training.
TCS iON’s Digital Glass Room will allow trainers to deliver lectures, create and share content, assess performance, evaluate assignments, conduct tests, and keep a track of the learners’ progress. Through online debates, surveys and polls, the platform will facilitate collaboration among students and trainers. With continuous sharing and interaction among trainers and students, there will be seamless education.
This tie-up will help enhance NSDC’s online content-aggregation platform, eSkill India, which facilitates e-learning amongst skill seekers and contributes towards the success of the Skill India mission. NSDC’s strong network of 500+ training partners across India will now be able to access the TCS iON Digital Glass Room and experience a seamless shift to the virtual mode of teaching and learning. It will not allow the lockdown to interrupt skilling programmes.
Under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), NSDC has been partnering with the private sector, state governments, small and medium businesses, industry-sector experts, academic institutions, and foreign government agencies to build a vibrant skilling ecosystem in the country. Its 11,000+ training centres across India, will benefit from TCS iON’s offering, Digital Glass Room, which allows training centres to go live with classes within a few hours of sharing the user data.