Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), Excelsoft Technologies, and UNESCO – Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) have announced to initiate the International Hub for Education in Mixed Reality (IHEM) in Mysore as the first step towards the Centre of Excellence in Metaverse.
At the Bengaluru Tech Summit last month, Minister for IT/BT and Higher Education, C.N. Ashwath Narayan, had announced the creation of the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Metaverse.
The announcement came on the decennial celebrations of UNESCO MGIEP on Monday, where authorities said IHEM is being set up with the International Science of Learning Institute (ISLI) at its centre to provide world-class research-based and certified educational resources to learners.
A digital design university, a Teachers’ Training Academy, and a special residential school for children having dyslexia are some of the other special features of the IHEM.
The IHEM aims to facilitate an ecosystem that will build capacity, spawn edtech start-ups benefited from research, train teachers, and make Karnataka the technology and research-assisted enabler for NEP implementation in India.