The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will be giving funds amounting Rs 12.4 crore (around $2 million) to Edutel Technologies Pvt Ltd. Edutel is a provider of virtual classrooms for students in government and low-fee education institutes, and will use the funds to set up centres in India.
Soorya KN, director of Edutel stated to the press “Edutel has been working as a partner with MSDF for over three years in delivering satellite & advanced multimedia education to affordable private and public schools for the benefit of thousands of urban poor children. The support and inputs by the foundation in the preliminary days helped us to grow sooner, yet without losing the social focus. It shall help us expand critical infrastructure needed to educate underprivileged students on a pan-India level.”
Their educational solutions are provided through patented satellite and internet technology for academic curricula, competitive exams, personality development and even recruitment readiness. Its programmes include SAME (for Science, Maths and English), SatLight (a live interactive programme), Get-Photon (for competitive exams), and Campus Live (for personality skills development).