By C-DEP Team
Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya, president of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP), met the Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, and the education minister Botsa Satyanarayana, last week to discuss the upskilling of school education in the state.
The discussions during the meeting focused on equipping students with knowhow in next generation education concepts and prepare them for high-end global opportunities in futuristic technologies.
Dr Bhattacharya is a member of the high-level working group set up by the Andhra Pradesh government recently to prepare students of government schools for jobs in futuristic technologies.
Other members of the group include education experts, industry leaders and policymakers.
The group’s mandate is to design and deliver a comprehensive programme incorporating next-generation education concepts.
The Andhra Pradesh government, according to a note issued to announce the formation of the working group, intends to skill students on upcoming technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Large language models (LLM), Web 3.0, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Inter of Things (IoT).
“While improving English knowledge of the students is an essential requirement to make them globally employable, the next important requirement is to bolster their knowledge and skillset in the next generation, upcoming technologies,” the note from Praveen Prakash, principal secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, said.
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