The Ministry of Education and IIT-Kanpur has announced the successful rollout of SATHEE (Self-Assessment Test and Help for Entrance Exams), an innovative online education platform designed to help students nationwide prepare for competitive exams. This initiative is a significant step towards implementing the National Education Policy 2020.
K Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, introduced the platform on Tuesday at an event at Shashtri Bhawan. SATHEE, now live, provides a comprehensive suite of resources for NEET and JEE aspirants, including video lectures from renowned IIT and IISc faculty. Its first 45-day JEE crash course has commenced, designed to provide intensive preparation and revision in a short period, making it ideal for students who want to consolidate their learning before exams.
The portal will also host a series of intensive, expert-designed learning modules and novel features like an interactive chatbot. Regular doubt-clearing sessions led by students from IITs and AIIMS will enhance the learning experience and maintain a human connection with the students. The SATHEE platform is expected to receive an overwhelming response from students nationwide.
Speaking about the initiative, Officiating Director, IIT Kanpur, Prof. S. Ganesh, said:
The outreach of SATHEE marks a significant step towards enhancing accessibility to education in India. This platform opens up new avenues for students preparing for competitive exams, offering quality resources and support. Our goal is to ensure that every student, irrespective of their location or financial situation, has the opportunity to excel in their academic pursuits. SATHEE is a testament to our commitment to educational equity and excellence
According to MoE officials, about 5,000 students from the Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, and schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have registered on the platform. The goal is to reach 1,00,000 students.
Pan India mock tests are held every weekend, with the same look and feel adopted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for conducting the JEE. “This will entail subject-wise tests, questions not attempted marked in a certain colour, detailed performance analysis, and so on,” an MoE official closely working with the portal said.
K Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, stated:
The outreach of SATHEE is essential to bridging the educational divide in India. We have created a platform that simplifies and enhances the learning process for competitive exams. Our focus is on delivering quality education in an accessible format. SATHEE will be instrumental in helping students across the country better prepare for their future, aligning with our educational inclusivity and excellence mission.
The platform stands out with its multilingual support, offering content in English, Hindi, and various Indian regional languages. It ensures no student is left behind due to language barriers and further encourages students in their journey towards academic excellence.
SATHEE is more than just a learning platform; it represents a movement for equal educational opportunities for all, challenging the monopolization of competitive exam preparation by private classes, which many people cannot afford or easily access due to distance. It provides hope to millions of students, particularly those in rural areas and those with limited financial resources.