Kerala-based Keltron bags orders worth Rs 1,076 crore from Tamil Nadu

The components of hi-tech labs include desktop computers, web cameras, indoor IP cameras, 5KVa UPS, internet routers and network connectivity.
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state-run Keltron has bagged three work orders from the Tamil Nadu government, together worth Rs 1,076 crore. The competitive tenders were floated by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Service Corporation.

The work order worth Rs 519 crore is to establish 8,209 hi-tech IT labs in 7,985 schools and a command and control centre, along with its maintenance. The work order worth Rs 455 crore is to establish 22,931 smart classrooms in various schools. Another order worth Rs 101 crore is to supply 79,723 tablet PCs to primary school teachers in that state.

The components of hi-tech labs include desktop computers, web cameras, indoor IP cameras, 5KVa UPS, internet routers and network connectivity. They will be coordinated from the command and control centre. Keltron will perform the management and maintenance of the lab for five years. Components of smart classrooms include laptops, a projector, USB multimedia speakers and interactive whiteboard.

Keltron has 12 years of experience in running hi-tech classrooms. It implemented smart classrooms in Kerala’s government schools. The PSU has experience in setting smart classrooms using the latest technology and quality materials at low cost. Smart classrooms were established in Kerala as per the specifications given by the Directorate of Public Instruction.

The KITE had assigned the company to supply IT equipment for smart classrooms in various educational institutions. Keltron’s work experience in Kerala helped it pass the prequalification round of the tender in Tamil Nadu. Earlier, the company had won an order worth Rs 168 crore to establish smart classrooms in Odisha.

Edu sector order

  •  Order worth Rs 519 crore to establish 8,209 hi-tech IT labs in 7,985 schools and a command and control centre, along with its maintenance

  •  Order worth Rs 455 crore to establish 22,931 smart classrooms in various schools

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