IIT-M Provides IT Hardware for Disadvantaged
Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai has
raised nearly Rs 5 crore from 319 donors to fund the IT hardware needs of
disadvantaged students of undergraduate courses in the institute. Subhasis
Chaudhari, Director said that economically less privileged students were
identified back in June 2020 at the height of the pandemic. The online classes
could be smoothly conducted only if all students had the requisite hardware.
The institute went on a fund raising drive and estimated that Rs 5 crore was
required on the basis of Rs 40,000 per laptop and Rs 7000 for broadband
connectivity support (5 GB per day@Rs 700/month) for over 10 months. "We
do not want a single student to miss out on the learning experience for the lack
The Corona warriors of the institute who worked during the lockdown and extended their helping hand to the needy during the pandemic were also appreciated during the Republic Day function, Subhasis Chaudhari informed.