On 31st August 2022, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi launched the First Virtual School’- Delhi Model Virtual School (DMVS), affiliated with the Delhi Board of School Education and claimed that this school was a India’s First Virtual School.

Key Points

  • The virtual school system was initiated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and aims to help students who are unable to take physical classes.
  • National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) denied the above claim and informed that the first virtual school of the country was already launched by NIOS in August 2021.
  • The virtual school offers online classes, including virtual lectures, recorded and live lectures.
  • It also provides skills-based courses, training for competitive exams, JEEMain (Joint Entrance Examination), NEET ( National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and CUET (Central University Entrance Test), in partnership with Google and Schoolnet India.
  • The initial phase of this system will be taught to the students in grades 9 to 12. An individual who has studied up to class 8 and dropped, is in the age group of 13 to 18 years can apply for admission to class 9.
  • The application for the very first batch has started and any student from India can apply on the website http://www.dmvs.ac.in,

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