3 Lakh College students in Gujarat will get Namo e-Tab for Rs. 1000 Each – Digital Gujarat

Namo e-Tab ‘Digital Scheme’ the concept of our PM Modi, is another reason for launching the phone for just Rs 1000 and keeping the free online booking facility for everyone.

NAMO E-Tab is the acronym for ‘New Avenues of Modern Education through Tablets’.

Three lakh first-year college students in Gujarat will get tablet computers worth Rs. 11,000 for a token sum of Rs. 1,000, said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Saturday. It is the second year that the students in the state are getting such tablets, christened “Namo E-Tab”, with Mr. Rupani stating that his government wanted to make this distribution an annual event.

Mr. Rupani said Rs. 30 crores that will be collected from students, in the form of a token fee of Rs.1,000, will be used to provide internet and Wi-Fi connectivity to college campuses and libraries to benefit students. Mr. Rupani was speaking Saturday after an event to distribute tablets to Gujarat University and Gujarat Technological University students.

Mr. Rupani said, “Three lakh first-year college students will get tablets for a token sum of Rs. 1,000. The distribution programme is being held on college campuses across the state. The objective is that in this age of technology, students will be able to enhance their knowledge and connect to the world using tablets with internet connectivity.”

The state government has made a provision of Rs. 300 crore to provide tablets to students against a sum of Rs. 250 crore earmarked for the purpose last year.

Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education, informed that the tablets would have 450 lecture videos inbuilt into them, 46-course material videos and 110 virtual learning course material as per the syllabus.

Ms. Sharma said the tablets offered this year are of better quality with enhanced features and specifications than the ones provided last year.

This year, the tablets have 4G technology as against 3G offered last year, and a 2GB RAM as against 1GB RAM last year, Ms. Sharma said. They will also have 16 GB memory as against 8 GB memory in the ones provided to students last year, the official added. The tablets come with dual SIM and have 5 MP back and 2 MP front cameras, she further said.

Namo e-Tab TABLET Specifications are as below.

Ø 7 Inch HD Display

Ø Quad Core Processor 1.3 GHz


Ø 16 GB Internal / 64 GB Expandable Micro SD

Ø 3450 mAh Battery

Ø Weight< 350 gms Ø 4G Micro Single SIM(LTE)(Voice Calling) Ø 5 MP Rear Camera and 2 MP Front Ø Android 7.0 (Nougat) NAMO Tablet Sahaya Yojana is the wonderful scheme launched for ‘Women Empowerment Project’. Smartphone and Tablet will be given a phone to every individual woman. This scheme has under the bank of Gujarat Federation scheme and Gujarat state cooperative bank scheme. If Woman needs this smartphone, then she needs to pay 1000Rs to avail this scheme and get seven monthly installments at the rate of 1%. Earlier the state government had allocated Rs 200 crore for this scheme.
Chief minister Vijay Rupani said
, “Our aim is to realize the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build a new India. Though the tablets, made by well-known companies, are worth Rs 8000 in the market, we are giving it at a token rate of Rs 1,000 to the college students.”

Rupani said the government is not distributing such tablets for free because people, usually do not value such (free) things.

He announced that the government will spend Rs 30 crore, earned through the distribution of such subsidized tablets, on building digital infrastructure in college campuses across the state.

Rupani said, “I want to announce that we will utilize that money in making all the college campuses WiFi-enabled. We will also spend that money to set up e-libraries and digital classrooms across the state.”

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