India’s first Virtual Reality Classroom
Honorable Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama inaugurated India's first Virtual Reality Classroom FotonVR
There are only two Sainik Schools for girls in all over India. One of them is situated in Kherva named Shrimati M.G. Patel Sainik School for Girls. The School has set up India’s first interactive virtual reality based education classroom. This Virtual Reality Classroom was unveiled by Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Director of Technical Education Smt. Avantika Singh and President of Ganpat University Mr. Ganpatbhai Patel. Virtual reality is a 3D and 360-degree technology in which a child can take a virtual tour of different learning places, and different atmosphere. This is the first school to use virtual reality in education.
On this occasion, the Education Minister has told that using this technology, Government’s principle of Learn with Fun is also fulfilled. Mr. Ganpatbhai Patel said that how important it is to learn and understand instead of cramming the subject like science, this technology increase the interest and deep understanding of science in the student. This technology has been established by Gujarat’s award-winning education startup Kachhua Education Services LLP. The start-up founder Mr. Mayur Patel and Mr. Vijay Kumar were present on this occasion and received positive feedback of students and teachers. Kachhua aims to provide this service to the various schools across India with its brand name FotonVR.
On the first day of the VR classroom, students took the privilege of moving inside the animal cell and understood different organelles and their functions of the animal cell. Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Director of Technical Education Smt. Avantika Singh also tried their hand on VR and entered into the leaf and saw the process of photosynthesis. After seeing all this, they said that this technology is a unique concept for the education world. He said that he knew that leaf is Kitchen of any plant but did not know what happens inside. He wished he has full faith that this technology will play an important role in the development of the education system in the future.