Educomp adds 540 schools under ICT implementation

Educomp's ICT Division Edureach has added 540 Government Schools to their existing portfolio of 10,550 schools under ICT implementation across India. Now Total Number of schools under EduReach Portfolio is 11,090 and Company is working with 10 State Governments. Educomp Edureach has received the LOI on 9th March, 2011 from the Director Education (Secondary & Higher Secondary Education), Government of Maharashtra, for the implementation of ICT@Schools Project -Phase 2 in two regions namely Nasik & Latur totaling 540 Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools covering class V to XII. The total worth of the order is Rs. 67.93 crores. The project will be implemented in Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) Model for a period of five years including supply and maintenance of Computer Hardware, Software and Lab Accessories, provision for computer faculty in each school, training of school teachers every year, provision of computer educational services including deploying & running school management software, multimedia educational software as per-state board curriculum, providing computer education, courses on spoken English communication skills, safe usage of internet and awareness on cybercrime. Mr. Soumya Kanti, President, Edureach said, “At Edureach, we use technology innovatively to spread education across socio-economic strata and across geographical boundaries. We are pleased that around 2.7 Lakhs students across these 540 schools in Maharashtra will now have access to computers and computer-aided learning which will bring their learning on par with many of their more privileged city counterparts.” The Public Private Partnership model has emerged as the most successful model for bridging the digital divide in the country and Educomp is leading the initiative in this segment with an impressive track record of implementing large scale projects under PPP model. These educational programs involve comprehensive education infrastructure implementation, teacher training and content development projects.