NIIT, Intel, the Madhya Pradesh (MP) State Electronics Development Corporation, and the MP government have joined hands on ‘Gyanodya’, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) enabled education project in the government schools. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The pilot project is being rolled out in the Government Excellence Higher Secondary School, Budni. Consistent with the vision of emerging as one of the India’s most progressive states, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to enable its youth with the best of technology and education. The government hopes to extend this initiative to the students across all the socio-economic strata, including the rural and inaccessible corners of the state. Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation (MPSEDC) will oversee the successful implementation of the project. The NIIT will deploy ‘eGuru’, its most popular and widely accepted virtual computer based teaching solution, besides providing faculty, teacher training and courseware. Intel will provide necessary infrastructure in schools. The total cost of this pilot project is Rs 40 crore for a year.