Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) is a Section 8 Company formed by Govt of Kerala,
to fuel ICT enabled education in over 15000 Schools in the State.
KITE is the first SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) Company of the
Education Department of the State, after the Nava Kerala Mission of
the State Government commenced. KITE also became the first SPV to get
funded by Kerala Infrastructure And Investment Fund Board ( KIIFB ),
the apex body for monitoring all the projects envisaged by the Govt.
The hitherto scope of General Education Sector has now been extended
further with KITE being positioned to fuel ICT support to Higher
Education sector also including Arts & Science, Engineering
colleges and Universities.
was formed in 2001, as a Project under General Education Department,
to inculcate IT activities in Higher School sections in the State.
The first breakthrough of IT@School came in 2005 when Information
Technology was made a compulsory subject in Std 10. The launch of
EDUSAT operations and broadband connectivity to schools commenced
since then, the VICTERS channel operated by IT@School was the first
Complete Educational Channel in the Country. By effectively making
use of the Centrally sponsored ‘ICT at School ‘scheme, IT@School
provided ICT infrastructure to 4071 schools during 2007-2012. In
2016, IT@School re-initiated the ICT intervention in Lower Primary
and Upper Primary sections, by launching exclusive ICT Textbooks viz;
Kalipetti and e@Vidya. As many as 1.50 Lakh teachers from Std 1 to 12
has been empowered with ICT skills, enabling them to transact their
subjects more effectively using ICT tools. IT@School amply
supplemented the State Government’s Public Education Rejuvenation
Mission with initiatives such as Samagra Content Portal, Sampoorna
School Management software and SchoolWiki which connects 15,000
schools for collaborative content development process. A major recent
highlight of IT@School was the ‘Hi School Kuttikootam’ programme
under which over 1 lakh students are being provided specialized
trainings in 5 different areas such as Animation, Cyber Safety,
Hardware, Electronics and Malayalam computing.
the transformation to a full-fledged Company under the Government,
KITE has now more scope and authority for implementing various ICT
programmes, when compared to the earlier Project mode of operation.
KITE has already started the implementation of Hi-Tech school
programme of the Education Department, by which 45000 classrooms in
4775 schools are being made Hi-Tech, for which KIFFB has already
approved a funding of Rs.493.50 Crores.