TATA Interactive Systems announces its entry into school segment
Mumbai | Tuesday, Feb 22 2011 IST
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) today announced its entry into the school segment by launching 'Classedge', an integrated learning solution for the Indian school education sector, at an initial investment of Rs 100 crore. Speaking at a function here, Tata Industries managing director Kishor A Chaukar said, ''A strong education system is a pre-requisite for any countrys socio-economic development and we in the Tata Group are committed to the cause of making world-class education available to the young populace of India. It has been an established fact that technology and education has to go hand in hand if we have to achieve global benchmarks and provide 100 per cent access to education. We are confident that with an expert learning solutions provider like TIS entering this space, the school education landscape is up for an overhaul that will bridge the education divide and provide the right skills to our children to make them self-reliant.'' Over the past 20 years, TIS has been developing interactive and media rich learning solutions for reputed educational publishers and institutions across the US, UK, Europe and West Asia.
'Classedge' was developed on the strength of this solid international experience, with a commitment to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Indian classrooms, he said. 'Classedge' is an innovative and comprehensive educational solution from TIS, designed to help teachers deliver high quality instruction, with an effective blend of classroom activities and interactive multimedia demonstrations. Based on the TIS educational framework called Multiple Learning Experiences Model, 'Classedge' aims to enhance students social and thinking skills along with ensuring a thorough understanding of the curriculum content, Mr Chaukar said, adding, they plan to increase its current headcount of 200 employees in its school division to 600 people by the year-end. TIS chief executive officer Sanjaya Sharma said, ''The launch of 'Classedge' is a significant milestone for us, as we see huge potential in the market, with a large number of Indian schools still untouched by technological benefits. Todays education system needs to give a window for participatory learning where students get an opportunity to test their problem-solving skills. Through Classedge, we intend to reach out to schools, educational counselors and parents to address the gaps in the current educational practices.
Our aim is to encourage experiential learning and creative thinking in students and enhance the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process.''
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