In this technical talk, Dr Rajugopal shares his vision for affordable and accessible education throughout rural India using the low-cost technological solutions devised by him and his team at EdZilla.
Dr Rajugopal Gubbi is an alumnus of IIT Madras and has decades of experience in the IT industry. He is a well known expert in the field of wireless technology and holds 29 US patents. Engineering being his profession and education his passion, he decided to combine the two to empower rural government schools. Thus were born EdZilla Software Technologies, the social enterprise and Suvidya Foundation, its NGO arm. Currently the Suvidya Foundation is running a program called EducateZilla that provides a low-cost tablet based solution free of cost to rural government Kannada medium schools in Karnataka. Dr Gubbi hopes to expand this program to benefit children in every remote village in India.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx