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The adaptive assessment and e-Learning tool called LearnITy, which is keyed to global standards, has been developed by a team of researchers at Kolkata’s JadavpurUniversity in collaboration with an American university. As many as 21 of India’s centres of excellence, both academic and research, are already using this e-Tool. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is using it to support the project assessment of EDUSAT, India’s satellite exclusively for education. Sun Microsystems and IBM too have begun using it. Through LearnITy the student answers the questions online and gets to know within 10 minutes if he has achieved the level of knowledge required. More than 100 students of the Jadavpur University Centre for Mobile Computing this year were assessed by LearnITy this year. The LearnITy assessor is Java and can be used on any platform like Windows or Linux or Solaris. It is multilingual too and highly scalable.