Navi Mumbai municipal Corporation (NMMC) has floated tenders for installing 600 digital classrooms. The city’s municipal corporation is also planning to increase the period for tender bid by 15 days. The digital classrooms will be set up mostly for class IX and X.
No bidder has been able registered with the tender; however, some inquiries have been made in this regard. The digital classroom requires a kit to be arranged for audio-visual presentation for different subjects.
While the implementation of the project plan will take some time, the CSR initiative launch slated for Tuesday at Koparkhairne’s civic school will make sure that e-classrooms are installed soon.
The cost of the total project, which is a part of state government curriculum has been fixed at Rs 14-15 crore. A German MNC has collaborated its assistance in the setting up of this project as part of its CSR.
A civic official stated that “We have signed an MoU for the private initiative for three years and will review the work annually.” The Multi-National Company has implemented the project with the assistance of NGO—EDREST.
“We are providing the kit for 13 digital classrooms in 7 civic schools along with 27 computers”, said Sandhya Kedlaya, head of CSR of Henkel Adhesives technologies India Pvt Ltd. In addition, the project encompasses civic schools located in Thane district as well as Zilla Parishad schools in Jejure and Kurkum situated near Pune.