Asia Bizz: Edureach, the ICT division of the education service provider Educomp, has recently bagged an order worth Rs. 209 crore. The order has been placed by the government of Assam under the ICT@Schools project.

The agreement has been signed by the Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd, Government of Assam on March 23, 2012. Educomp finalized the agreement for the implementation of Rajiv Gandhi Computer Education Programme (RGCEP).

A statement from the education service provider said that the RGCEP reaches 1,054 government high and higher secondary schools in the state. The new programme is expected to benefit more than 6.5 lakh students.

Educomp also revealed that with the addition of 1,054 government schools in the northern state of Assam, the company now reaches a total of 12,176 government schools in the ten states that serves more than 6.7 million students. The education service provider will be providing an IT lab, annual training workshops, teachers, web-based school management and monitoring software; in addition to multimedia educational content as per the curriculum of the state board which will cover subjects like mathematics, social studies, English and General science. The subjects will also include courses in spoken English.