DISTRIBUTION OF FREE LAPTOP COMPUTERS TO STUDENTS



1) The State of Tamil Nadu has emerged as a favoured destination both for the domestic and multinational IT companies. This has opened new vistas of job opportunities for youth in Tamil Nadu. Further the students from lower rungs of the socio-economic pyramid also need to be equipped to participate in the emerging market. To provide level playing field by bridging the digital divide, develop skills and improve human resources in consonance with the millennium development goals. the Government of Tamil Nadu have decided to provide Laptop Computers at free of cost to all students studying in Government and Government aided Higher Secondary Schools, Arts & Science Colleges, Engineering Colleges and Polytechnic Colleges. Hence, The Government have issued orders in G.O.Ms.No.1, Special Programme Implementation Department, dated 03.06.2011 for distribution of Laptop Computers to the students studying in Government and Government Aided Schools and Colleges at free of cost


2) The Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) has been entrusted with the task of procuring laptop computers under this scheme. The ELCOT has finalized the specification and has also invited tenders for procurement of laptop computers. Selected suppliers would be required to set up service and repair centres at Taluk level. In this regard ELCOT will issue necessary circular detailing the specification and terms and conditions relating to warranty and service of the laptop computers.


3) The distribution will commence from 15th September, 2011.


4.1) Under this scheme, the students studying in Government and Government aided Schools. Arts and Science Colleges, Engineering Colleges and Polytechnics will be eligible. These students will be covered as follows:


Year

Schools

Arts/Science

Engineering Colleges

Polytechnics

2011-12

Plus Two (12th Standard)

1st & 3rd year Students

2nd & 4th year Students

1st & 3rd year, Students

2012-13

Plus Two (12th Standard

3rd year Students

2nd & 4th year Students

1st & 3rd year, Students

2013-14

Plus Two (12th Standard

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1st year, Students


4.2) During current year i.e. 2011-2012, the students studying in 12th standard, 1st and 3rd year of Arts and Science Colleges, 2nd and 4th year of Engineering Colleges and 1st and 3rd year of Polytechnic Colleges will be covered


LAPTOP COMPUTERS

SL.No.

Name of the Assembly Constituence

Name of Taluk

Number of Received

Distributed

Balance

1

Srivaikundam

Srivaikundam

86

86 Students of Government Higher Secondary School, Siruthandanallur village Srivaikundam Assembly Constituency

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2)

Thoothukudi

Thoothukudi

14

14, Students of Seena Vana Government Higher Secondary School, Thoothukudi, Thoothukudi Assembly Constituency

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