Ms. Manisha Mohan(right) from TIS receiving the award from Ms. Fauzia T Khan (left), Minister of State, Govt. of Maharashtra
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) was honored with the eMaharashtra 2012 Award for the best multimedia content for K12 (jury’s choice) on 27th April at the Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The award and certificate for best multimedia content for K12 were presented by Ms Fauzia T Khan, State Minister, General Administration, Public Health and Family Welfare, School Education, Cultural Affairs, Information and Publicity, Government of Maharashtra. The eMaharashtra award exemplifies our commitment towards developing superior resources for the Multimedia Industry and providing excellent education and superior resources to students.
TIS along with Bombay Community Public Trust (BCPT) and NGO Muktangan collaborated to provide high-quality standardized interactive English teaching aids based on the government prescribed curriculum to help children in state-run and private vernacular medium schools overcome the English barrier and become employable.
We were responsible for designing and developing the DVDS. Muktangan assisted in guiding the teaching methodology used in DVDs and providing a platform for user-testing. Bombay Community Public Trust (BCPT) helped in fund raising, administration, accounting and project coordination. Apart from these three, Tech Mahindra Foundation also provided financial assistance and NGO Learning Space Foundation helped with distribution of the DVDs in municipal and village schools across Maharashtra.
The DVDs have already reached over 75 schools across the state of Maharashtra and are helping several students overcome the English language barrier to employment.