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IMHO it is pure vapourware. The purpose of the device is to make the content of the best engineering schools in India (videos of classes and the presentations etc from IIT's and IISc) to all other engineering colleges.
The content for this has been being made in the last few years in IIT's and IISc and is available for viewing/downloading at
This has around 128 video courses(30 to 40 lectures of one hour each) and 125 web based courses. the same is available on youtube/iit channel. As far I am concerned this is the real story to be highlighted and not some lie about some device which is not proven.
I can vouch that the content and the presentation of the video courses is pure gold but the production of the video's can do with a little more polish. I have bought the DVD's of the courses(available only in india @ Rs 200 each course approx $5) for my son who is an engineering student and as far as I am concerned this is the best which could happen to engineering education
What is more — they have announced Phase II of this project to be completed by 2012 which covers everything up to graduate level in engineering.
As far as I know the real credit for this should go to Sam Pirtroda who had the vision of this and initiated its implementation as long back as 1999 and thanks to buracracy of Indian governament it is seeing the light of the day only recently. This has not getting enough publicity it deserves.
This is my humble attempt to bring this gem of work to the notice of wider audience. What better way is there to give publicity to a subject close to the heart of geeks and engineers
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