Mumbai college students have one more reason to smile this Christmas season. The government has announced the availability of Aakash tablets at a subsidized price of Rs 1,138 specially earmarked for them.
The low-cost tablet would be available at the subsidized rate across 100 varsities, including the Mumbai University. This accounts to about 50 percent discount over the initial market price.
The university and college boards have sent official circulars to their affiliated member colleges informing them about the unique student offer. Besides, an upgraded version of Aakash - Ubislate 7 or Aakash 2 will also be available to the students later in 2012.
This project also presents a unique opportunity for the students to access the university course content on the Internet for free. The students can place orders through their respective colleges.
Aakash tablets were sold out (30,000 unites) within the first week of its release.
Aakash 2 can be pre-booked on the official website - www.aakashtablet.com.