Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Get computer for Rs 1,500 from 2012

New sun will arise for the student of the country by 2011, claimed HRD Minister Kapil Sibal unveiling a low-cost computer for student priced at $35 {Rs 1,500} With all elementary features, including internet browsing. The indigenously-made
Computer is expected to be available for the student by next year.
Sibal said that
The government”s objective would be to bring down the price to $US10 {Rs 470}.
This would be achieved in stages after successively dropping down the price from
$35 to $20 {Rs 943}.

                                     The low cost computer has been designed with the joint efforts of several teams comprising experts, student and professors from IITs and IISc Bangalore
who worked with the HRD Ministry. The Ministry started its efforts, following the
lukewarm response from the corporate world, by holding discussions on the concept with a group of professors of IIT-Bangalore.
                                                                 “we have come out with the device at $35 now we invite individuals,entreneurs and firms or industries to produce the device at cheaper rates than this,” said sibal.The low cost computer fulfils a key mandate of the government, to provide high quality e-content free of cost to all learners in the country under the national mission on education through information and communication technology. The device will also support function like video web conferencing


Anonymous said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing. I am learning a lot for my IT blogger friends. :)

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