BJP Manifesto Promises 100 Hi Tech Cities; Big Data School, Wi-Fi & More

Overall, the BJP shows a great understanding of how much technology can impact the country’s growth it can use technology for governance.

Educationist Sugata Mitra Opens ‘School in the Cloud’ in Sundarbans

Sugata Mitra has opened his first ‘School in the Cloud’ project in India at Korakati, a small village in the Sundarbans.

Startup Roundup: Chittischools, Vitruvien, iTestiWin

Other than the startups we had covered during the week, here are some others that caught our eye. Look for the best schools in your area using Chittischools, customise and have tailored the shirts you wear at Vitruvien.com, and learn via “social tests” at iTestiWin.

Updated: E-commerce Firm Allschoolstuff To Scale Down Consumer Facing Business; Not Shutting Says CEO

Online school and learning supply store allschoolstuff is shutting down its operations.

Free Google Chromebook in Indian Schools

Indian schools can soon expect to get free Chromebooks, courtesy Google. It will partner with the Andhra Pradesh Government to launch the project pilot.

Kerala Government To Distribute 10,000 Raspberry Pi In Schools

The Kerala government has said that it will be distributing 10,000 Raspberry Pi’s, a card sized single board computer, to schools and students in the state.

India Launches School Education Portal Under Creative Commons License

The government’s academic wing for school education, National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), has put out digital copies of educational material on the portal. The portal also has images, videos, audio and interactive content.

Maharashtra Gov Thinking of Mobile Phone Ban in Schools and Colleges; Should they?

Maharashtra government has sought views of principals and teachers on banning mobile phones in colleges and university campuses to prevent “cyber crime.”