Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx)

Locations: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Sponsor: Tata Trusts Mumbai

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The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) is a technology enabled initiative at scale for high school students. The initiative was seeded by Tata Trusts, Mumbai and is led by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. CLIx offers a scalable and sustainable model of open education, to meet the educational needs of students and teachers.

The initiative has won UNESCO's prestigious 2017 King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of Education.


CLIx incorporates thoughtful pedagogical design and leverages contemporary technology and  online capabilities. Resources for students are in the areas of Mathematics, Sciences, Communicative English and Digital Literacy, designed to be interactive, foster collaboration and integrate values and 21st century skills. These are being offered to students of government secondary schools in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana in their regional languages and also released as Open Educational Resources (OERs).


Teacher Professional Development is available through professional communities of practice and the blended Post Graduate Certificate in Reflective Teaching with ICT. Through research and collaborations, CLIx seeks to nurture a vibrant ecosystem of partnerships and innovation to improve schooling for underserved communities.



To offer scalable and sustainable quality teaching and learning experiences for English, mathematics and science with values and hands on learning, enabled through technology, to strengthen the foundational competencies and confidence of students and teachers, critical to their success in the 21st century.


  • Integrate high quality IT enabled curricular resources in Communicative English, Mathematics and Science in secondary schools
  • Impact quality of student learning in secondary schools
  • Impact teacher knowledge and classroom practice
  • Improve ICT usage and the use of science labs, hands-on and field activities in secondary schools
  • Create a system of sustainable growth of the initiative


The CLIx initiative is seeded by Tata Trusts and is led by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

CLIx’s  development and implementation partners include:

  • Centre for Education Research and Practice
  • Eklavya
  • Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
  • Centre for Learning Resources
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Govt. of Chhattisgarh
  • Govt. of Mizoram
  • Govt. of Rajasthan
  • Govt. of Telangana
  • Tata Class Edge
  • SCERT, Telangana
  • The University of Mizoram