Tvm: Rutronix, the Kerala State Rural Women’s Electronics Industrial Cooperative Federation Ltd., has launched the concept of model campus for low cost computer based IT education as part of its fifth anniversary celebrations. The model campus was launched by the Minister for Co-operation, Khadi & Village Industries, Shri C N Balakrishnan at a function in Thiruvananthapuram on August 10, 2011.
Speaking at the function, the Minister said, “The low course fee in the computer education provided by Rutronix will help to erase the digital divide and hopefully, Kerala will gain complete literacy through the programmes. In spite of the progress we have made in the IT sector in the State, there is a digital divide between the rural and urban in Kerala, as computer literacy is still poor in the rural areas.”
The concept will be spread by Rutronix which has been offering IT courses to students at a low cost for the last five years through its computer centres across the state. Model campuses where more students would be able to learn computers at a low cost would be developed in these computer centres.
The toppers who achieved good marks in Rutronix computer programmes were given awards consisting of Cash Prizes, Mementos and Certificates by the Minister for Scheduled Tribes, Youth Affairs, Museum & Zoos, Ms. P K Jayalakshmi. Prof. P B Sugathakumar, MD Rutronix and Ajeemsha M, Director, CTDC were among those present on the occasion.
Rutronix was set up by the Kerala Government as the apex federation of 18 Women’s Electronics Industrial Co-operative Societies in the State. This Federation is a joint venture of Department of IT, Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Kerala Khadi & Village Industries Board and Keltron.
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