Microsoft-Led Consortium to Enable Futuristic Classrooms

Press Release From Microsoft

NEW DELHI: Software giant Microsoft on Thursday unveiled specially bundled tablet for private schools in partnership with computer maker Acer, MBD Group and Tata Teleservices in India for Rs 24,999.

The tablets will be available to all private schools (K6-12) in India.

“The specially created bundle comprises a Windows 8.1 tablet – an Acer Iconia W4-820, which comes with a HD IPS display with enhanced brightness for reading in sunlight and runs on the latest Quad Core Intel Atom Processor,” Microsoft India said in a statement.

The tablet features Office Home and Student as well as Office 365. Microsoft has also included Office 365 Education A2 and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification for students, it added.

The bundle also includes digital learning curriculum for students of K-12 state boards, CBSE and ICSE from publishing house MBD Group.

The interactive multimedia content from MBD is currently available in English and will soon be available in various regional languages as well, Microsoft said.

On optional basis, Tata Teleservices is providing Photon Plus for high speed Internet services on the move. Customers opting for Photon Plus will get 1 GB of free data usage every month for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.

Arun Rajamani, Head – Public Sector & Education, Microsoft India, said, “The ease-of-use and portability offered by tablets is increasingly making them the device of choice for students. This feature-rich tablet provides a secure, convenient and hassle-free experience for schools who want to integrate technology to make learning more enjoyable and interactive for students. No other industry player offers this unique combination of usability, productivity and dynamic digital educational content along with internet connectivity. We are excited to launch this custom-made bundle for the Indian student, who can now consume, create and share from a single device


Million Lights is the content delivery partner in this deal and will be conducting the examinations through Certiport Centres across India


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