Soon Intel will start its Intel-powered education-oriented Classmate PC in India. The program is part of its Intel's World Ahead Program to combine the power of technology with education to improve education in developing countries.
Intel has tied up with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous organization under India's Department of Education to accelerate this project in India. This joint venture is aimed to introduce computers in the classroom to enable interactive education. Intel is donating 60 Classmate PCs to class VII students at NVS Mothuka, Faridabad to enable students to use PCs to improve their learnings. Intel has already started its first pilot program with Delhi Public School (DPS), Ghaziabad, Vasundhara, in New Delhi. Intel-powered Classmate PCs are already being shipped in volume to countries such as Brazil and Mexico, and Intel plans to run pilot programs on Classmate PCs in more than 25 countries this year. Classmate PCs are featured with storage and in-built wireless, so that PCs are capable of running mainstream applications including video and educational software.