Instituted in 1994 at Stockholm Sweden, the Stockholm Challenge Award is considered as the most honourable award in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) initiatives worldwide. Kerala's IT@School project has received an 'Honorable Mention' in the prestigious Stockholm Challenge Awards 2010. IT@School is the technology department of the general education division of the state government, set up for empowering schools with latest ICT-enabled education, besides implementing e-governance within the education department.
A total of 290 projects from 90 countries competed for the prestigious award under six categories. Of these, two were selected as winners, followed by seven 'Honorable Mentions', of which IT@School was the first. The award jury commented that the project was a great success and enabled ICT-assisted education in the state.