<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Soon, records of all schools registered under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be available online.The Council is all set to launch the School Automation Software, digitalising records for admission, classrooms, timetable, and attendance of both teachers and students. “The project is in the final stage. The groundwork has been done and now the vendor has to be selected. The plan will come in to effect from the next session,” a senior NDMC official said. He further said it was becoming difficult to review schools’ performance due to shortage of manpower. “Records are maintained manually and registers are used to mark attendance, exam schedule, and so on for students. So, we came up with this idea as a part of Smart Classes,” he added. NDMC has set up 444 Smart Classes in its 30 schools, with e-learning facilities in Class VI-XII, to raise the standard of education.Computers, short throw projectors, white boards and CCTV cameras have been installed in several schools. Soon, students would also be given laptops to reduce the weight of school bags. The NDMC has roped in digital learning solutions provider Extra Marks Education for the initiative.Meanwhile, the Council is working to rope in retired education officers, who can adopt a school and mentor it in order to improve the quality of education. The Council had also organised a three-day School Science Fair with an aim to inculcate scientific temperament among schoolchildren.Over 500 students from 52 NDMC schools participated in the exhibition, where more than 155 models from four streams — science, work experience, mathematics and nursery exhibition — were displayed. Models were displayed on the theme of Food Security and Production, Disease Prevention and Cure, Research and Development in Industry, Sustainable Practices in Industry, Transportation and Communication, and Sustainable Environment and Green Energy.
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