Udit Barsale, Bhaskar News | Last Modified - Oct 07, 2011, 06:04 AM IST
Bhopal: Bhopal students are all set to test the newly launched tablet, Aakash. Twenty students of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) and 22 students of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Viswavidyalaya, the State Technological University of MP, (RGPV) have received the tablets launched by Human Resources and Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday.
These students will test the device for 45 days and judge whether it functions the way it promises to.
Scholar from IIT Chennai and IIT Jodhpur will also coordinate in the project. The coordinator of the test project MANIT professor Dr RN Yadav will send a report to IIT Jodhpur after 45 days.
The students will test the screen and other tools in the government funded tablets. They will also analyse the usability of the USB ports and configuration of Aakash. The students will also try the applications like WiFi, virtual keyboard, Media Player, text editor and among others.
Around 1200-1400 students participated in the launch of the tablet on Wednesday. Aakash, arguably the world’s cheapest tablet, will be available to students across India for Rs 2,250. The government has introduced the tablet to facilitate poor students.