Ten Government schools now get the privilege of giving "smart" education to students of classes from VI to VIII in Chandigarh. Last year, the Chandigarh Education Department has been allotted Rs. 10 lakh for imparting computer-aided learning in a meeting held by the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan's programme approval board. Of this, Rs. 1 lakh was used to fund digital equipments and tablets for 10 schools.
"We have launched tablets and according to the directions of MHRD, the e-pathshala app has been downloaded by teachers who will teach through ebooks," said Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Director, School Education.
Students will be allowed to use the tablet after class from the library. There are plans to make 6 more government schools into smart schools in the next few months. School authorities have affirmed that the initiative was a successful one and both students and teachers have welcomed the technology with open arms.