KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education) is a Govt of Kerala establishment set up to foster, promote and implement modernisation of educational institutions in the State of Kerala, owned by the State or run under the aid of Government. KITE is registered as a Section 8 Company, by transforming the erstwhile IT@School Project, which revolutionised the education system of the State. An Infrastructure division has also been set-up under KITE for upgrading the infrastructural facilities in schools. The spectrum of KITE include Information & Communication Technology, Capacity Building, Content Development, Connectivity, e-Learning, Satellite based education, Support and Maintenance mechanism, e-Governance or other related activities.
KITE aims to upgrade the Government sector educational institutions at par with international standards in terms of infrastructure, facilities, resources, curriculum, pedagogy, etc. It also aims to formulate and implement projects for the use of ICT as a tool for the improvement of the education quality in the State of Kerala. Further KITE acts as Advisor or Consultant to the Government and private sector in improving education quality through ICT.
KITE is termed as World’s largest simultaneous deployment of FOSS in Education. It was initially setup as a Project under Education Department to fuel ICT enabled education in the schools in the State. KITE is the first SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) Company of the Education Department of the State for implementing specific school projects. 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 scope of KITE was further expanded to Higher Education sector also including Arts & Science, Engineering colleges and Universities, to fuel ICT support in learning and teaching activities. more..