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PTI Ahmedabad
Updated: 03-11-2018 14:47 IST

Three lakh first-year college

students in Gujarat will get tablet computers worth Rs 11,000

for a token sum of Rs 1,000, said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani


It is the second year that the students in the state

are getting such tablets, christened "Namo E-Tab", with Rupani

stating that his government wanted to make this distribution

an annual event.

Rupani said Rs 30 crore that will be collected from

students, in the form of a token fee of Rs 1,000, will be used

to provide internet and Wi-Fi connectivity to college campuses

and libraries to benefit students.

Rupani was speaking Saturday after an event to

distribute tablets to Gujarat University and Gujarat

Technological University students.

"Three lakh first-year college students will get

tablets for a token sum of Rs 1,000. The distribution

programme is being held in college campuses across the state.

The objective is that in this age of technology, students will

be able to enhance their knowledge and connect to the world

using tablets with internet connectivity," Rupani said.

The state government has made a provision of Rs 300

crore to provide tablets to students against a sum of Rs 250

crore earmarked for the purpose last year.

Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical

Education, informed that the tablets would have 450 lecture

videos in-built into them, 46 course material videos and 110

virtual learning course material as per the syllabus.

Sharma said the tablets offered this year are of

better quality with enhanced features and specifications than

the ones provided last year.

This year, the tablets have 4G technology as against

3G offered last year, and a 2GB RAM as against 1GB RAM last

year, Sharma said.

They will also have 16 GB memory as against 8 GB

memory in the ones provided to students last year, the

official added.

The tablets come with dual SIM and have 5 MP back and

2 MP front cameras, Sharma further said.

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