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Rajasthan students are using these govt-run mobile apps to prepare for competitive exams

Among these apps and websites, the most popular one is Dishari mobile application, launched eight months ago.

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August 9, 2018, 9:44 pm


Jaipur: A large number of youths, particularly from rural areas in Rajasthan, are using websites and mobile applications launched by the state government for studying and preparing for competitive exams. This has become a very cost effective way of learning without paying for expensive coaching classes.

All the applications launched by the government can be downloaded from the Google Play store. Among these apps and websites, the most popular one is Dishari mobile application, launched eight months ago.

Alwar-based mathematics teacher and app programmer Imran Khan created this app and 52 others in the education sector for which he was awarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As an estimate, about 5500 youths in Rajasthan are taking mock tests and online quiz examinations daily using the apps.  Numbers of students from the rural area are reportedly high. Students who are not financially capable to pay fees for coaching institutes when preparing for competitive exams are using these apps and websites for knowledge, learning and online assignments.

These online websites and applications provide all kinds of study material such as general knowledge, current affairs, maths, reasoning, general science, computer and Hindi grammar.   With the help of these apps, students can take up online assessments to hone their knowledge.

The ‘Dishari’ app which was launched in the year 2017 conducts an online quiz for the users daily at 8 pm. Participants are asked about 1500 questions. More than 1.5 lakh students have downloaded this app in eight months.

Lakhs of students have taken up nearly 44 lakh online quizzes on this app till now. The app is popular among students, so the education department has been trying to make it more efficient for the users since its launch. The app helps students prepare for exams and evaluate their results from the comfort of their homes.

Some of the apps and websites launched by the government are as follow:

  • National Mission on Libraries
  • National Library
  • Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)
  • Archaeological survey of India (ASI)
  • National Mission for Manuscripts
  • National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
  • Virtual labs
  • Project Dishari- the learning app for youth
  • e-PG Pathshala
  • National digital library of India
  • eGyankosh
  • Shodhganga
  • Swayam

First published: August 9, 2018