Home » , , , , » Buy Tablet for Rs 2000 for Indian Graduate Students

Buy Tablet for Rs 2000 for Indian Graduate Students

 How to get Tablet for Rs 1700 for Indian Students: 
Read about tablet specification, Photographs, Review

"Akash" tablet for Indian Students

A Gift from Human Resource Department

Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal launched 'Akash' (a 35 dollar tablet) here on Wednesday.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, an extremely delighted Sibal said with the launch of Akash, India demonstrates to the world that it has not faltered in its resolve to secure the future of the children.

"There are some moments in history, which will be milestones recognized by future generations. This is one such moment. Today, we see the beginning of dram realised. A dream in which every student in every corner of the country will have access to technology that defines the 21st century. Today, we reach for the sky and achieve what others said was impossible. Today, we demonstrate to the world that we will not falter in our resolve to secure our future for our children. Today we celebrate 'Akash' and ponder over it and understand for ourselves what it means for our educational system and for our children," said Sibal.

"But let me not limit the achievements of this great enterprise to only our children. Akash ultimately is a device, it is a low cost device, which will enable the children of the world to access information. Let me send out a message not to just our children, but the children around the world. This is not just for us," he added.

A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a complete mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant, integrated into a flat touch screen and primarily operated by touching the screen.

It often uses an onscreen virtual keyboard, a passive stylus pen, or a digital pen, rather than a physical keyboard.

Watch Specification online on You-Tube




India introduced a cheap tablet computer Wednesday, saying it would deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers out of poverty.

The computer, called Aakash, or "sky" in Hindi, is the latest in a series of "world's cheapest" innovations in India that include a 100,000 rupee ($2,040) compact Nano car, a 750 rupee ($15) water purifier and $2,000 open-heart surgery.

Developer Datawind is selling the tablets to the government for about $45 each, and subsidies will reduce that to $35 for students and teachers. Datawind says it can make about 100,000 units a month at the moment, not nearly enough to meet India's hope of getting its 220 million children online.

Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal called the announcement a message to all children of the world.

"This is not just for us. This is for all of you who are disempowered," he said. "This is for all those who live on the fringes of society."

Despite a burgeoning tech industry and decades of robust economic growth, there are still hundreds of thousands of Indians with no electricity, let alone access to computers and information that could help farmers improve yields, business startups reach clients, or students qualify for university.

The launch — attended by hundreds of students, some selected to help train others across the country in the tablet's use — followed five years of efforts to design a $10 computer that could bridge the country's vast digital divide.

"People laughed, people called us lunatics," ministry official N.K. Sinha said. "They said we are taking the nation for a ride."

Although the $10 goal wasn't achieved, the Aakash provides word processing, Web browsing and video conferencing. It has two USB ports and 256 megabytes of RAM. Despite hopes for a solar-powered version — important for India's energy-starved hinterlands — no such option is currently available.

Another Video , You Must Watch it:-


Both Sibal and Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli called for competition to improve the product and drive prices down further.

"The intent is to start a price war. Let it start," Tuli said, inviting others to do the job better and break technological ground — while still making a commercially viable product.

As for the $10 goal, "let's dream and go in that direction. Let's start with that target and see what happens," he said.

The students Wednesday were well-briefed on the goal of providing tablets for the poor, although most in attendance already had access to computers at home or in their schools.

"A person learns quite fast when they have a computer at home," said Shashank Kumar, 21, a computer engineering student from Jodhpur, Bihar, who was one of five people selected in his northern state to travel to villages and demonstrate the device. "In just a few years people can even become hackers."

India, after raising literacy to about 78 percent from 12 percent when British rule ended, is now focusing on higher education with a 2020 goal of 30 percent enrollment. Today, only 7 percent of Indians graduate from high school.

"To every child in India I carry this message. Aim for the sky and beyond. There is nothing holding you back," Sibal said before distributing about 650 of the tablets to the students.

Get Updates!

Subscribe to the Scholars club email newsletter to receive updates, freebies and exclusives:
Enter your email address:
==>Help us to keep SCHOLARS CLUB running?
Share this article :

+ comments + 1 comments

15/2/12 3:42 AM

Our Indian students will rocks. Great news guys. Here after all will buy tablet.
Best Hosting

Post a Comment

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR VALUABLE SUGGESTIONS TO GET PUBLISHED.