Azim Premji Foundation re-launches teachers portal

September 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) Azim Premji Foundation, set up by IT czar Azim Premji, Wednesday marked Teachers Day by launching “a new and significantly improved version” of the ‘Teachers of India’ portal.

“The portal is a free and open platform for teachers across the country to hone their professional capabilities and get access to quality teaching aids and digital resources,” the foundation said in a statement.

The portal, originally developed by the foundation in collaboration with the National Knowledge Commission, has expanded to become a space for teachers to interact, discuss, reflect, create and share academic resources and thus foster an inclusive community of teachers across the country, it said.

“The genesis of the portal lies in the need to support the 5.5 million practicing government school teachers of India,” the statement said.

The portal’s goal was to support teachers in their academic efforts and facilitate improvements in teaching and learning.

The portal’s content is available in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and English.

Premji, head of the IT major Wipro, set up the foundation in 2001 as not-for-profit organization “to contribute to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society in India.”

In December 2010, he transferred 213 million Wipro shares worth Rs.88.4 billion (around two billion dollars) to the foundation.

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