[LINK] India: IGNOU, Ericsson ink pact for 3G Mobile in Services of education

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Oct 28 09:36:38 AEDT 2009

> New Delhi:IGNOU on Thursday (29 October, 2009) will sign an MoU with Ericsson India Pvt. Limited (EIL), an Indian chapter of Swedish multinational firm Ericsson, to start application of the third generation (3G) mobile in education delivery.
> Students of IGNOU will soon get 3G Mobile services at a very nominal fees, say hardly Rs 20 or Rs 25 more than what they are paying for the normal admissions.
> IGNOU Vice Chancellor Professor VN Rajasekharan Pillai, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof KR Srivathsan, who introduced the concept, and Ericsson chief Gowton Achaibar addressed the mediapersons to explain how the 3G technology would reach out the heterogenous echelons of IGNOU students communities.
> “It is not the distance education alone, who are going to be the beneficiaries, from the 3G Mobile, even in the conventional university system the students using the technology will be at an edge over others”, said Prof Srivathsan, a distinguished technocrat and former director in IIT Kanpur and IIITM, Thiruvananthapuram.
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