Over 1.8 million students in 5,000 schools in Andhra Pradesh can now have access to desktop computers. Thanks to the implementation of massive computerisation project by NComputing in government schools in just four months. The ambitious project, funded jointly by the central and state government under the ICT@Schools programme, is aimed at bringing computer training and e-learning to students in these schools. Under the project, these schools have each been equipped with an up-to-date computer lab with the latest computer hardware, Microsoft software, trained instructors and reliable power-supply solutions. 'The government's goal is to accelerate computing access to the millions of students in its system, but to do it in an economical, eco-friendly way. NComputing plays an important role in achieving that goal,' said Andhra Pradesh IT Secretary Suresh Chanda.
NComputing along with education service providers (ESPs) have implemented the whole process, including system integration, site preparation, facilities creation, faculty, teaching to students as part of syllabus, courseware support and facilities management. 'We believe that NComputing's low cost and energy efficiency makes it the ideal computing platform for the public and private sector, especially in these difficult economic times,' said NComputing Chief Marketing Officer Raj Shah. The computing labs are being used to teach computer skills, office productivity (such as spreadsheets and word processing), as well as subjects like reading and math. The systems run on the Microsoft Windows Server operating system and its Office Suite.