Educomp launches campaign to promote IT adoption for teaching

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New Delhi, Sept 15 (UNI) Education services firm Educomp Solutions today said it has formed an alliance with Acer, Dell and Intel to launch a pan-India campaign to promote IT adoption for teaching.

''Spread over seven thousand schools across 140 cities, we will hold 'Next-Gen School Seminars' over the next six months as a part of the campaign,'' Educomp Managing Director Shantanu Prakash told reporters here.

These seminars will seek to update schools teachers with latest technology innovations in class room teaching across the globe, he added.

Indian education sector is one of the largest in the world with over a million schools but less than five per cent of classrooms are digitally enabled.

''The alliance will especially target schools in smaller towns with cities like Guntur, Kullu, Bhatinda, Moga, Jhansi, Haldwani, Dhanbad, Una, Nellore, Siliguri, Durgapur and Kakinada being covered under the first phase,'' Mr Prakash said.

Mr Prakash said the company is on track to achieve target of taking Smart Class, its interactive education-aid for teachers which contributes nearly half of the firm's revenue, to 1,700 schools by March 2009 from around 1,200 currently.

Educomp charges Rs 150 per student per month from schools that license its Smart Class product.

The company said it has bid for orders from 8,000-9,000 government schools in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka to introduce computer-aided education Educomp currently provides computer-aided education to 7,300 government schools in the country.

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