Elaborating about the initiatives, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said through mobile apps and website 'E-pathshala' students, parents and teachers can access study material online.

Another initiative for CBSE schools 'Saransh', which was launched at an event at Vigyan Bhawan here, will help parents to compare subject-wise learning outcome of their children, with others at district, state and national levels.

"We are trying to leverage technology not only to bring more transparency in school education system but also to create new learning opportunities for the children," Irani told reporters while speaking about the initiatives.

She said her ministry, along with some state governments, was working to lessen the burden of exams on students and an announcement to this effect may be made in the coming year.

Another digital platform 'Shala Siddhi', also unveiled today, aims to improve schools. The HRD ministry has taken another initiative 'Shaladarpan', which was launched earlier in Kendriya Vidyalayas, in which parents will be kept informed about the child's presence, mark-sheets and time table etc.

Lauding work done by individuals to disseminate education among masses, Irani said her ministry now provides a window 'I share for India', in which digital initiatives aiming to spread learning can be shared.

She, however, added that these ventures should not be used for commercial gain.