Chennai: Intel Technology India will provide internet-based content to over 1,800 higher secondary schools for student learning and training of teachers.
An MoU to this effect was signed between the Tamil Nadu government and Intel. Tamil Nadu has over 1800 higher secondary schools provided with computer lab infrastructure. Intel will assist the government in rolling out an education content framework that will enable accessibility of education content to students and equip teachers with the necessary tools.
The company and government will work together to expand the network to scale the deployment to connect several schools, government offices and health centres in the state.
Intel will also donate 500 PCs to government schools and assist in WiMAX connectivity for 50 schools in towns with WiMAX base station infrastructure.
The company has trained 18000 teachers across 1100 schools in 30 districts and would continue its teaching initiatives. It has also invested in a tele health centre project for affordable and accessibility of cardiac and ophthalmic care in Villupuram district to benefit over 2.85 lakh people.
Intel alongwith its partners, is investing in the pilot tele health centre project for cardiac and ophthalmic treatment at the Tindivanam Taluk hospital.
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, Intel chairman Craig Barrett and Intel India president Frank Jones were present during the signing of the MoU.