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Smart-Class programme to revolutionalise digital Education

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) Educomp Solutions Ltd has unveiled plans of a digital learning initiative called Smart_class programme, aimed at government schools in 50 cities and towns in the country, and having the support of leading IT majors.

The digital learning initiative is expected to trangress seamless boundaries, thanks to the commitment of Wipro, Intel and Microsoft, to the project.

''Smart_Class brings the best practices to schools through Microsoft Windows based operating software from Microsoft, Computers from Wipro running on the Intel (R) architecture and curriculum based digital content and service support from Educomp,'' Educomp Senior Vice President Abhinav Dhar told reporters here yesterday.

The Smart_Class programme has been running across 65 private schools in the past two years with around 500,000 trained teachers and over 100,000 students already learning from it.

''We intend to double that number in the next 18 months,''Intel South Asia Solutions Group Director Surendra Arora said.

The countrywide initiative is an attempt to bring the government schools into its fold. From the elite schools, digital education is sought to be made into a mass movement by bringing into its fold, education institutions catering to the education of children of the lesser Gods.

''With around 905,000 government schools in the country, getting the government nod for this programme is the biggest challenge. So we are focussing on the top schools first and then we go down the pyramid to the smaller schools which will give us a wider reach,'' Wipro Infotech GM P K Gopalakrishnan said.

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