Chandigarh: The Centre is working on a 3D technology that will allow parents to have online access to any educational institution for admission of their wards, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday.

"One of the technology solutions we are thinking about is why should not parents sitting at home have access to any school within the region where they want to get his child (admitted)...," Sibal said during an address at the Education Summit here.

He said a combination of a host of technologies like geospatial, videography and aerial photography would be put into use to develop the new technology.

"The mapping exercise (of schools) is going on but most of it is on 2D and we want it in 3D," Sibal said.

The minister said parents would be able to have access to all the educational institutions on a particular website and check all the facilities, infrastructure, teachers before choosing best amongst them for their wards, with the proposed new technology.

Stressing that this "student-friendly" technology had "not been introduced anywhere in the world", he said the Centre has carried out a pilot project in Karnataka in this regard.

Sibal, however, said it could take 3-4 years to put education-friendly technology in use as it requires "a lot of investment in mapping exercise".

Agencies