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A model for remote learning

On August 1, 2009 , Shanthimalai turned over its computer center to Mr. P.K. Dhananjayan of the READ Trust. Now called the ITECH center, it offers the Bachelor of Computer Science program to students through Tamil Nadu Open University. The Center plans to add in-class training in English language skills, a remote Masters degree program and innovative distance learning programs about ecologically sound agricultural development.

"Shanthimalai taught us to build community, to help those in real need. Our goal at the Center is to bring new learning opportunities to students in remote villages. In this way, we help children come out of poverty and have a better future."

Mr. P.K. Dhananjayan, Director, Ramana Maharshi Info System University , ITECH Center