- The initiative will help students to visualize theoretical concepts for better understanding.
- The project launch was held in the metaverse at Lady Willingdon College.
- Science and math lessons have been converted into VR modules for classes 6-9.
Meynikara, a Chennai-based virtual reality and augmented reality startup has launched ‘Meta Kalvi.’ The launch has given Tamil Nadu its very first VR labs to provide excellence in education in three government schools as well as two corporation schools in Chennai’s Chepauk- Thiruvallikeni assembly constituency.
Meynikara is proud to launch Metakalvi to make learning equally interesting and fun f all govt school students across the state of TN, in the presence of our honourable MLA, @Udhaystalin, Education minister, @Anbil_Mahesh and MP, @Dayanidhi_Maran. #futureoflearning #VRinKALVI pic.twitter.com/xdYsjJHv29— Metakalvi (@metakalvi) July 5, 2022
The inaugural event was attended by School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, MP Dayanidhi Maran and MLA Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Meynikara’s founder, Ganeshram said that immersive learning of VR would raise the standard of education to a new level. In India, creating interest among the students is the major challenge, which would settle down upon introducing the students to the VR world.
Additionally, he said that VR learning in Tamil Nadu will set an example for every state of India; thus, dropout rates will decline.
The announcement has garnered huge appreciation on Twitter.
VR in State government schools? Unbelievable TN is rocking@metakalvi @CMOTamilnadu#VRinKALVI pic.twitter.com/cykHMzavEz— 𝓣𝓾𝓶𝓾𝓵 𝓴𝓻. 𝓢𝓲𝓷𝓰𝓱 (@UserIsDrunked) July 4, 2022
In another post, a user has praised the startup and Tamil Nadu’s CMO.
This is an amazing development in state education. Kudos to @CMOTamilnadu @Meynikara @MetaKalvi#VRinKalvi pic.twitter.com/ga3TXCni95
— Shan (@Shan_Mohd4) July 4, 2022
VRLM or virtual reality learning method is offered by Meta Kalvi VR labs for major topics in vital subjects like science and math for students of class 6-9 in English and Tamil languages. The incredible initiative will be taken ahead to other schools that come under the Chennai corporation. This would be followed by extending it further in other regions of the state.
VR labs in school aim to offer a holistic and ingenious learning experience for students. An educational revolution in the country’s education system is assured with Meta Kalvi, said Raghuraman Ravi, co-Founder and CEO of Meynikara.
Additionally, he said:
We are aiming to set up VR labs in all government schools in the state. We expect a quick and wide adoption of the technology by private schools as well.
About 20 VR devices will be installed in the five schools. Students will come to the lab based on a timetable.
The startup will train the teacher for about two months. Initially, math and science will be taught through VR. A library for other subjects will be built later. Performance of the students will be tracked by the teachers and a scoring system will be maintained.