Apeejay Education and Amazon Web Services announce new India-aligned acceleration program

New Delhi: Apeejay Education, an academic institution in India established for more than 50 years, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Friday announced the launch of the National Education Policy Accelerator Program (NEPAP), an initiative aimed at enabling academic institutions in India to s align with the technology requirements documented in the government’s National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020). It is the first program in India to support technological transformation of educational institutions in line with NEP 2020.Also Read – Amazon Stops Selling Kindle eBooks on Android App Under New Google Play Billing Policy

The NEP 2020 aims to strengthen India’s education sector which directly contributes to the growth and development of the country, demonstrating the need to integrate technology in education to improve learning and teaching at all levels. The acceleration program will address two key principles of NEP 2020 – on the intensive use of technology in teaching, learning, educational planning and management; and in creating an open, interoperable, and scalable public digital infrastructure in the education sector to support multiple platforms and point solutions. Read also – Jio launches three prepaid recharge plans with a 3-month Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription

The accelerator program will guide academic institutions on multiple aspects of NEP 2020. It will support academic institutions by hosting digital innovation workshops to focus on identifying and prioritizing unique challenges for academic institutions, and co-construction of solutions or proof of concepts (POC) using technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). AWS will lead these workshops based on the Amazon Working Backwards innovation methodology, which uses design thinking to identify and define a customer-centric problem or opportunity and develop prototypes. Through the Acceleration Program, AWS and Apeejay Education aim to support academic institutions with AWS Credits and capacity building workshops, to build and implement POCs. Apeejay Education will provide expertise on the use cases of digital solutions in the education sector and support to test the solutions to expand the reach to other institutions across India. Also Read – Amazon Summer Sale 2022 begins: Check out the best smartphone deals here

Apeejay Education is a pioneer in the adoption of technology and cloud computing and today Apeejay Stya University – part of Apeejay Education – operates all of its learning management systems, fees and billing, governance, administration, and admission on AWS. The university’s digital readiness enabled it to offer online courses to students within 24 hours of the initial lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to adapt its learning management system if needed. By running its critical systems on AWS, the university accelerated its journey to align with the NEP and effectively engage its 35,000 students and 2,500 faculty members across 26 campuses in India.

“Academic institutions in India should achieve the digital maturity recommended by the NEP 2020 and leverage the latest technologies to modernize their systems, meet changing learner expectations and demands, and save on operating costs” , said Aditya Berlia, co-promoter. , Apeejay Education. “There is a clear need today to help institutions identify and define problem statements, develop digital solutions, test their effectiveness in fail-safe environments, and scale solutions to benefit the industry. education.”

The acceleration program will also create the NEP Solution Finder, a catalog of NEP 2020 aligned technology solutions developed by EdTechs in India. The NEP Solution Finder will list tailored solutions for the education sector, covering aspects such as digital transformation, administrative services, governance reform services, academic and program restructuring, financial restructuring, local language support, among others.

“AWS is delighted to partner with Apeejay Education to help academic institutions in India focus on their core mission of providing quality education and achieving their most strategic institutional priorities,” said Sunil PP, Head of education, space and non-profit organizations, AISPL*, AWS India and South Asia. He added, “By bringing together Indian academic institutions and EdTechs, the accelerator program will contribute to the experimentation and development of cloud-based solutions suitable for the education sector in India and aligned with the NEP 2020 vision. . »

The acceleration program will also help academic institutions publish white papers to amplify successful and repeatable implementation models and solutions. This will encourage best practices in the implementation of NEP 2020 and in the creation of a knowledge repository.

Apeejay Education and AWS will run the accelerator program through multiple cohorts of academic institutions, which can apply for the program. EdTechs wishing to present their solutions to academic institutions can also apply to participate in the acceleration program.

About Apeejay Education

Apeejay Education has built a rich heritage of over five decades in the field of quality education through a family of 24 institutions. It is essentially a social commitment. The vision of Apeejay Education is to usher in a holistic education based on values ​​and for excellence in education leading to the creation of men and the building of the nation. Some of the core values ​​adopted by the new National Education Policy 2020 have always been put into practice in the curriculum of Apeejay schools and higher education institutions.

Apeejay Education includes Apeejay Education schools and higher education institutions including Apeejay Stya University. Apeejay Stya Institutions are guided by the vision of Dr. Stya Paul, the inspiration behind Apeejay Education. His legacy of excellence is carried on by his daughter and only child, Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, President of Apeejay Education.

About Amazon Internet Services Private Limited

Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (“AISPL”) is engaged in the resale and marketing of the AWS Cloud in India.

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