According to a Chennai Corporation official, Corporation schools in Nesapakkam and on Cemetery Road in Shenoy Nagar have been selected for the first phase of CITIIS project. Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) is implementing the project on behalf of the civic body.
“We have already started fieldwork for the project and are conducting inspections at the schools to decide on the improvements to be made at the schools. The first phase of the project will be more like a pilot project,” he said.
The civic body had won the grant of Rs 85.72 crore in the CITIIS challenge conducted by the French Development Agency (AFD) under the Smart City Mission. The fund would be used to upgrade Chennai Corporation schools. The civic body had already commenced the process to prepare a detailed project report to upgrade 28 campuses with the fund. The project was selected among the top 12 projects in the country.
Meanwhile, the Corporation conducted a training workshop for teachers of Corporation schools on conducting smart classes.
“Under the project, we have decided to improve the infrastructures and buildings of the selected schools apart from upgrading classrooms as smart classes. There will be electronic devices to conduct classes,” the added.