Tata Teleservices is planning to start a new initiative, called Mobile Education (m-Education) to enhance distance learning and support learning in rural communities, and for the physically challenged in India.
In order to promote the education in the remotest corner of the country, the company has partnered with SNDT Women's University, ATOM Tech (Any Transaction on Mobile), and Indian PCO Teleservices (IPTL). In this alliance, SNDT University will develop and manage content, Tata Indicom on its service channels will be the carrier, ATOM will provide the intermediary interfaces, and IPTL will look after service distribution and dissemination system. Users can use the features like voice and text messages on their mobile phones to receive educational content and take mock tests on the move. The m-Education will offer contemporary content to students and do away with the need to visit physical schools and colleges, thus bridging the physical distances using CDMA technology. Initially, the m-Education service will be available in Hindi and English language. However, the alliance plans to make the service available in other regional languages later.