Work place: Department of Computer Applications, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi-642107, Coimbatore District, India

E-mail: blkumarn@gmail.com


Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Computer Architecture and Organization, Systems Architecture, Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms


P.J. Balakumaran received his M.Phil in Computer Science from Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi in 2012, M.Sc Computer Science in Sree Ramu College of Arts and Science, Pollachi in 2011. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Computer Science in Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi, Coimbatore District. He has presented papers in National Conferences. His areas of interest are Data Mining, E Governance and Multimedia.

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An Interactive Teaching – Learning Tool for Underprivileged Children in Rural Schools

By H.Vignesh Ramamoorthy P.J.Balakumaran H.Karthikeyani

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2013.07.03, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2013

In a country like India, there are children who starve for food, water and cannot spend time for studying and they have to work hard, to get one meal a day. The dropouts in schools are high because of various reasons. Education is not at affordable cost, government must bring some schemes. 80% schools suffer from shortage of teachers, infrastructural gaps and several habitations. There are also frequent allegations of government schools being riddled with absenteeism and mismanagement and appointments are based on political convenience. Despite the allure of free lunch-food in the government schools, many parents send their children to private schools. As a result, proponents of low cost private schools, critiqued government schools as being poor value for money. Furthermore, many international schools with most modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools are mushrooming even in remote villages because the rural elites who are able to afford school fees in a country where large number of families live in absolute poverty. The major objective of this paper is to develop an interactive teaching-learning tool with multimedia applications for underprivileged children in rural schools. This tool will help the rural school children to have quality education at an affordable cost.

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