In Uttar Pradesh, the state government has announced its plans to introduce digital literacy, coding, and artificial intelligence (AI) into the curriculum of madrasa students in the coming months. This development was unveiled during an orientation module on AI held for madrasa teachers at Lucknow’s Indira Gandhi Pratishthan.
Monika S. Garg, Additional Chief Secretary of the Minority Development and Muslim Waqf Department, expressed her enthusiasm about this initiative, stating, “In collaboration with the Basic Education Department, we are organizing an orientation module on AI for teachers of madrasas. The objective is to promote computational thinking by including digital literacy, coding, and artificial intelligence in the curriculum of madrasa students.”
Furthermore, she revealed that a total of 22 educational videos, created with the assistance of subject matter experts, have been prepared to provide essential information about AI to madrasa teachers. This initiative aims to equip educators with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively teach these innovative subjects to their students.
Currently, Uttar Pradesh records indicate that there are 13,92,325 students enrolled in 16,513 madrasas throughout the state, all of which follow the curriculum based on the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) guidelines.
A government spokesman said, “Till now, 1,275 madrasas have been provided with computers, and 7,442 madrasas have been equipped with book banks, including science and mathematics kits.”