New initiative to improve Mizoram students’ career prospects

Aizawl, March 16 (IANS) The Mizoram government has tied up with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to introduce ‘Connected Learning Initiative’ (CLIx) in 200 high schools to improve professional and academic prospects of students, Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma (retd.) said on Wednesday.

The CLIx is a collaborative effort of TISS, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and the Tata Trusts.

“The Mizoram government has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with TISS to introduce the CLIx in 200 high schools in the state to advance the professional and academic prospects of high school students,” Gen Sharma said while addressing the state assembly.

Tata Trusts, a philanthropic organisation in the area of community and educational development, in January tied up with the US’s MIT and TISS and launched the CLIx, an online-learning platform.

The new programme aims to create new learning experiences and educational opportunities for secondary school students in India.

An official of Mizoram education department said that over 1,000 schools across four Indian states — Mizoram, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh — have agreed to participate in CLIx, allowing it to reach an estimated 165,000 students by 2018-19.

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