IISc, Bangalore offers $100 laptop for Sakshat portal of India

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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India has designed a prototype laptop for $100 for recently launched Sakshat, one stop portal. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has come with a prototype design for the laptop that we have in mind that currently costs $100. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered a laptop for $150 for the Sakshat programme. Prof Balakrishnan of the Indian Institute of Science and Prof Ashok Jhunjunwala of IIT Madras are involved in the project. The scientists are working on the project, which will reduce the cost of laptop by $50. Meanwhile, the ministry is planning to create virtual laboratories and a virtual technical university to combat and mainstream the battle to bridge the digital literacy gap. Major institutions, including IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Bombay are involved in the project. IIT Delhi will anchor virtual labs, while IIT Kharagpur will anchor cognitive learning and the virtual technical university and IIT Bombay will provide robotics for this project. IGNOU will provide online courses, while NIOS will offer online-testing on demand. 

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