TCS iON, a unit of Mumbai-based information technology (IT) services firm Tata Consultancy Services, has inked a deal with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Under the partnership, NSDC will have free access to web education platform TCS iON Digital Glass Room to help trainers transition to a virtual teaching and learning environment, as per a statement. The collaboration will also strengthen NSDC’s online learning portal eSkill India, it added.
The government-backed organisation currently has more than 500 training partners across India, and TCS iON Digital Glass Room will allow them to deliver lectures, create and share content, evaluate assignments, conduct tests and monitor learners’ progress.
“In today’s disruptive environment, digital solutions provide live virtual classrooms and self-study courses, enabling continuity of training and learning. NSDC’s collaboration with TCS iON is aimed at facilitating innovative methods to promote skill training and access for learners,” Manish Kumar, managing director and CEO of NSDC, said.
TCS iON Digital Glass Room is a web-based digital education platform that helps educators engage with students in real time by sharing their lessons, videos, worksheets, assignments and assessments using interactive methods like polls, debates, quizzes and surveys.
“It is our endeavor to empower training partners with all the necessary digital platforms so that they can open more training centres across the country and enable a larger set of students with the skills needed for the future workplace,” Venguswamy Ramaswamy, global head of TCS iON, said.
In March, the IT services firm provided educators and students free access to the virtual learning platform, as schools were asked to close amid the rising Covid-19 cases in the country.