JK NIELIT gets 20 Aakash tablets

Greater Kashmir
Publish Date: Nov 12 2012 12:00PM

New Delhi/Srinagar, Nov 11: The National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Jammu and Kashmir, which is collaborating with IIT Bombay and was part of National launch of Aakash Tablet among selected institutions across the country, has got 20 Aakash tablets as its first consignment. The institute will receive 100 more tablets soon.
 President, Pranab Mukherjee, on Sunday formally launched the Aakash Tablet in New Dehli on National Education Day, being celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of Independent India, an official statement in Srinagar said today.
 IIT Bombay which is implementing the project “Aakash for Education” is supported by MHRD, Government of India under National Mission on Education through ICT.
 About 22 crore students will get the device across the country in the next five to six years.
 By coming Monday alone, 20,000 devices are expected to reach out to the students.
 Director NIELIT, A H Moon while briefing the press said, “Aakash is a low cost tablet developed indigenously to enhance the quality of educational applications and e-Learning contents. The low cost, high performance tablet will provide a platform for academic institutions, faculty, students, R&D teams and IT professionals from industry to enhance their quest for achieving academic excellence and undertake developmental work”.