16 December, 2004

A fair start -The Hindu Business Line
NIIT is helping students in government schools to get tech-savvy so they run the race from the same starting point as everyone else, though not for a philanthropic cause, but a commercial deal with a social cause. Some excertps...

"NIIT's computer education movement covers over 2000 educational institutions in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam. What makes the Karnataka case somewhat unique is that 10 villages got power and telephone connections, along with the computer centre, as a result of the IT initiative."

"There is a great deal of motivation in these initiatives. Specially as the excitement of having a computer around also increases attendance of students in different schools. On the whole, the objective is to equip Government school students outside metros with an IT edge that could open windows to future career opportunities."

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