The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has announced that it will now take its virtual classrooms to 202 more civic-run schools in Mumbai. The announcement was made by an official from the body. He said,
After adding virtual classrooms in 202 more schools, the total number of civic schools to have the facility will go up to 682.”
He added that the BMC has set aside a budget of Rs 21.84 crore this fiscal year to make the same happen.
Gadgets Now reports that the body has already made the service available in 480 such schools. The BMC’s virtual classrooms are basically Internet-based and include audio-visual presentations on projectors. Created also to “overcome the shortage of good teachers in civic schools”, the classrooms even let students interact with a teacher in a studio, so they can get their questions answered. These classrooms took birth in 2011 when the BMC took the same to 24 of its schools.