Intel India today announced that it is making efforts to contribute to the Government’s Digital India vision by accelerating the penetration of technology in the country’s education sector.
At an event, ‘Education Solutions Technology Framework’ Conclave, jointly organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Intel highlighted that it is collaborating with leading device manufacturers, education digital content and publishers, as well as education solution providers, to build end-to-end solutions that promote the use of technology in India’s education sector which will help the youngsters to adopt the technology for betterment of their careers and also for easy adoption of e-governance.
As part of this collaboration, Intel has made available the Intel Pentium Processor A1020 to leading device manufacturer partners. This processor delivers power savings and is optimal for devices designed for running education applications in semi-urban and rural India, which are key for the success of Digital India vision of current government.
Addressing the need to strengthen the education solutions ecosystem, Ms. Debjani Ghosh – Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and Managing Director, Intel South Asia, said, “Education is one of the most powerful tools we have for unlocking economic opportunity, and for building a strong foundation for a Digital India. Technology is also playing an increasingly critical role in enabling anytime, anywhere learning, without compromising on data privacy and security. Over the past decade, Intel and Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion in over 100 countries, towards universal education programs. This initiative to create a comprehensive ecosystem is another such endeavor to establish an accessible digital infrastructure that enables affordable solutions.”
Intel announced that device manufacturers such as Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Micromax, Datamini, and iBall, will continue to provide a spectrum of Intel Architecture based devices, which includes devices powered by the Intel Pentium Processor A1020, which can meet the price performance expectations of a wide range of customers. The Education Solution Providers will help deploy management solutions for schools, classrooms, content and learning, and also manage student information systems. In addition, Education Application Providers will enable software apps that help foster skills in the communication, collaboration, MDM (mobile device management), and virtual collaboration tools space. Finally, digital content publishers will focus on delivering locally relevant curriculum and content.
Intel has already taken various digital literacy initiatives in collaboration with Government of India, including co-founding the National Digital Literacy Mission with NASSCOM in 2012. The latest initiative is another step to empower the untapped users with technology to boost their standard of living and face the challenges of life.