Andhra Pradesh to get Free Computer Education

NComputing, located in California, is a provider of low-priced computing solutions. The company has been selected to provide computer access to nearly 1.8 million students across Andhra Pradesh. This educational initiative would benefit students of nearly 5,000 schools. Andhra Pradesh would be contracting NComputing to provide nearly free IT education by creating low-cost computer labs in these schools. The AP government would benefit as these labs would use nearly 90% lesser electricity when compared to traditional computer labs.

These labs would also allow nearly seven users to share and work on one PC, simultaneously. The system would use Microsoft Windows Server operating system and Microsoft Office Suite. This is an excellent example of ground-breaking and resourceful outsourcing model. This model is being referred to as Build, Operate and Transfer or BOT — the provider installs, staffs and manages the lab.

Free IT Education in Chennai

Education based on Information Technology (IT) is about to get a major boost in Chennai, especially for the unprivileged women. This is so because the  Young Women’s Christian Association, YMCA has started a school to impart IT education in cooperation with the Tamil Nadu State Social Welfare Board, TNSSWB and Satyam Foundation. The first batch of women would be inducted in a 3-month computer course. Satyam Foundation has provided 100 computers for this noble cause. This IT course is unique as it is solely aimed at social upliftment. The students would seek further assistance when seeking a job. Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation, TIIC has been enrolled to provide assistance for the students seeking employment.