VICTERS India's epoch making first broadband network on EDUSAT for schools VICTERS (Versatile ICT Enabled Resource for Students) - inaugurated by H.E. A P J Abdul Kalam the President of India on 28th July, 2005 in Thiruvananthapuram has revolutionized classrooms through interactive IP based technology. Kerala has since demonstrated how EDUSAT could be used to successfully empower teachers. The scheme which is being executed by IT@School Project of Government of Kerala, is mainly intended to meet the demand for an Interactive Satellite based Distance Education system for the country. It strongly reflects India's commitment to use space technology for national development, especially for the development of the population in remote and rural locations. VICTERS offers interactive virtual classrooms that enable the school students as well as the teachers to directly communicate with the subject experts and educationists. It also ensures the dissemination of high quality education to the students and teachers from the original source.
IT@School is a project of Department of General Education, Government of Kerala, setup in 2001, to foster the IT education in schools and which on a longer term would facilitate ICT enabled education in the state. The Project is now been implemented from 5th to 12th Standards in the state covering as many as 8000 schools. An estimated 50 lakhs students and 2 lakhs teachers are now part of this project who have benefited from ICT enabled education. Today, the Project is on the verge of completing its 16th year of operation and it has a strong network of 160 Master Trainers and 5600 School IT Co-ordinators statewide, who are school teachers themselves.