NOIDA– On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu CM K. Palaniswami introduced the free laptop scheme for the students studying in the academic year 2018-19. At state secretariat, Chennai, he handed over seven laptops to the students while launching this scheme.
According to the statement issued, the government is planning to distribute free laptops to 15.18 lakh students, which is going to involve the cost of Rs. 1,340.44 crore.
In 2011, the AIADMK government introduced the free laptop scheme for the students. J.Jayalalithaa was the chief minister of the state that time.
Since then the free laptops have been distributed among 37,88,528 students and the government borne the expense of Rs. 5,552.39 crore.
This initiative by the Tamil Nadu government is seen as a revolutionary step to bring technology to the education. The free laptops will help the students a lot in accessing the secondary resources using the internet to derive study materials. Also, the students can prepare their assignments and presentations using the laptop.
According to the TN government, it will enhance the technological skills of the students and make them ready for the industrial challenges while studying. The rapid development in the IT & other technologies has created a gap for skilled personnel. Students with great skills will be able to fill this gap efficiently.