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If you find classroom teaching boring or computer sessions a little too tiring, then it's time to break the mould and switch over to learning on the go! Now, you can take lessons in maths, English and science and also do your training on your mobile and PDAs.

And what more, you can also take your preparatory tests, such as CAT and IIT-JEE, on your handset. Some firms, such as EnableM, Tata Interactive, 24X7 Learning, Airtel, IMS and NIIT, are working overtime to make this possible.


While companies are offering small training modules for employees, coaching and content development institutes in the education space are tying up with mobile operators to offer such services. EnableM, a mobile content distribution firm, for one, has tied up with Harper Collins, Britannica for content aggregation and dissemination. It also has institutional tie-ups with University of Florida, Haifa University, Israel, CDAC, Media Lab Asia to deliver content and basic course modules on maths, English, science. A new entrant in the mobile learning space, it launched a module

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