Cisco announced plans to tap the Indian education sector for selling its networking, voice, video, and wireless communications products.
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Blueprint for Digital Education — announced at the Cisco Digital Education Summit at the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad — is based on Cisco’s network and unified voice, video, and wireless communications.
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“By offering educators and students more ways to connect, engage, manage, and succeed, the Cisco Blueprint for Digital Education aims to help colleges and universities create a completely integrated digital environment that meets the high expectations of today’s students,” Sudhir Nayar, managing director, Commercial Sales, Cisco India and SAARC, said.
Cisco is targeting India’s education segment because approximately 30 percent of India’s current population is in the age group of 0 to 15 years.
India’s education system consists of more than 1.5 million schools, 750 universities, 35,500 colleges, and 260 million students.
Leading education institutions such as Manipal University, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Jamia Hamdard, and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies are using Cisco digital education solutions.