Educomp to implement ICT project in 540 Maharashtra government schools

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 15, 2011

IT educationEducomp’s ICT Division Edureach recently signed a deal with Maharashtra Government to implement ICT project in 540 Government schools, worth Rs. 67.93 crores. After this agreement, the company will have 11,090 schools in its Edureach portfolio and will be working with 10 state governments.

Edureach uses technology to spread education across socio-economic strata and across geographical boundaries, said Soumya Kanti, president, Edureach. He further remarked, “We are pleased that around 2.7 Lakhs students across these 540 schools in Maharashtra will now have access to computers and computer-aided learning which will bring their learning on par with many of their more privileged city counterparts.”

The project will see the implementation of ICT@Schools Project -Phase 2 in two regions namely Nasik & Latur totaling 540 secondary and higher secondary schools covering class V to XII.

According to the company, the project will be implemented in build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) model for a period of five years including supply and maintenance of computer hardware, software and lab accessories, provision for computer faculty in each school, training of school teachers every year, provision of computer educational services including deploying and running school management software, multimedia educational software as per-state board curriculum, providing computer education, courses on spoken English communication skills, safe usage of Internet and awareness on cybercrime.