Access to Education remains a major challenge for children from the economically weaker sections of society even in urban areas.
To bridge this gap, students of MET Institute of Management (IOM), Bandra, have proposed a feasible model that uses easily available and inexpensive technology.
During a competition organised by the Mumbai University, Team Quikvitt from MET had proposed to use Doordarshan’s On-The-Go (OTG) device to bring ‘education to the doorstep’ of the urban poor.
Their project on the theme ‘Upliftment of the Urban Poor’ won the Mumbai University New Initiative for Joint Action Now (MUNIJAN) competition.
According to the Quikvitt team, the project involves only an initial cost for buying the OTG which does not require monthly subscription and can be plugged into a mobile phone.
The idea was hailed by judges and the students managed to find investors to start the project.
Nine teams were shortlisted for the competition, aimed at encouraging students to work on projects that help society.
MUNIJAN was coordinated by the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) which received several applications from management colleges of the university.
Other participants included teams from Welingkar Institute of Management, JBIMS and Sydenham Institute of Management, Research and Entrepreneurship Education.
Source: The Indian Express