Lava supplies 24,000 tablets to Meghalaya government

LAVA International, one of the fastest growing mobile players in India has supplied 24,000 M-Tabs or tablets to government of Meghalaya.

The total order value is Rs 25 crore which includes 24,000 tablets and creating educational content portal for Class XI and Class XII students says SN Rai of Lava International.

The portal is presently undergoing beta test and will be active within two months added SN Rai.

The M-Tabs or tablets was distributed by government of Meghalaya under Student Digital Learning Aid Scheme for school students of class XII in Meghalaya of all streams of all registered schools/colleges, all class XII students belonging to Meghalaya studying outside the state and all class XII students from Meghalaya pursuing education from institutions like National Institute of Open Schooling.

The IT Department has handed over M-tabs with pre-loaded with educational content covering Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) syllabi of Class XI & XII (Arts, Commerce & Science). This scheme is one of landmark IT-centric initiatives of the state government, wherein IT will revolutionize the way of teaching and learning.

In addition, class room teaching format videos and audio books are included as supplementary material. Study materials and sample question papers for entrance exams for engineering and medical colleges in India are also part of the content.

Besides this a short video clip called ‘Megh-Tube’ has been included. ‘Megh-Tube’ showcases the development activities in Meghalaya, which also includes a brief address by chief minister of Meghalaya to the student community.

The 7 inch Android based capacitive multi-touch screen tablet has a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM and a battery life of 6 hours Internet browsing time.

The tablets can access Internet through Wi-Fi and external dongles where ever such facilities are made available by service providers and has 2 years extended warranty on tablet. The tablets are also provided with service support facilities at each of the 11 district headquarters in the state.
In the second phase, Class XI students of Meghalaya is also planned to be included. IT Department also plans to extend this scheme to schools and colleges for teaching aid by providing tablets with wider screen with LCD projector at higher secondary school/colleges.

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