Aakash R&D Project
LICET is partnered with IITB in developing applications for Aakash Tablet. Under this initiative we have received 246 Aakash tablets which is dedicated to the development of useful applications and content for use with Aakash. It attempts to empower teachers, by using a unique blend of technology, e-content, and an innovative pedagogy. Moreover the tablets are used to conduct online quiz during ISTE Short Term Training Programme and for the local lectures to the students. The primary focus of this project is on engineering education, it is proposed to use the creative talent of these professional students and teachers, to develop applications and content for all levels of education, including school education, in Indian languages.
LICET has received a fund of Rs. 1, 00, 000/- to setup the necessary infrastructure for the effective utilization of Aakash tablets. Aakash II was formally launched by Hon’ble President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, on 10 November 2012. Every Indian learner desires a chance to receive the highest quality education. Scarcity of trained teachers hinders this aspiration. Difficulty in accessing the best educational content, in an affordable manner, further accentuates the problem. Effective use of Information and Communication Technologies, helps in significantly addressing these twin issues. Aakash Tablet, launched by Government of India, is emerging as a key ICT tool for this purpose. When used in conjunction with the high speed network of National Knowledge Network (NKN), Aakash has a great potential to become a ubiquitous and effective ICT tool for students and teachers.