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
The tablets come with dual SIM and have 5 MP back and
2 MP front cameras, Sharma further said.
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