Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE)

Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), formerly IT@School Project, was formed in 2001-02 to fuel ICT enabled education in the schools in the State. IT@School was transformed in to KITE in August 2017.
KITE is the first SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) Company of the Education Department of the State. 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 hitherto scope of General Education Sector has now been extended further with KITE being positioned to fuel ICT support to Higher Education sector also including Arts & Science, Engineering colleges and Universities.
IT@School was formed in 2001, as a Project under General Education Department, to inculcate IT activities in Higher School sections in the State. The first breakthrough of IT@School came in 2005 when Information Technology was made a compulsory subject in Std more
  • World's largest simultaneous deployment of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) based ICT education
  • Capacity building of the teaching and the learning community
  • ICT Infrastructure Upgrading of schools 
  • High speed Broadband internet connectivity to all schools in the state
  • Hardware Clinics- first of its kind to repair damaged computers at schools
  • Unique scheme for electrification of classrooms to fuel ICT enabled education.
  • ICT based Content Development for teachers and students
  • E-Governance Initiatives in General Education department
  • School Wiki – to promote collaborative content development
  • EDUSAT initiatives in the state including VICTERS educational channel


The target group of IT@School Project is the dynamic group of students, teacher and parents, but primarily the Students. IT@School has proven that ICT enabled education could be implemented in the state in a phased manner which would benefits millions of student populace. A breakup of the target population is as below:

  • Over 12,000 schools
  • About 60 lakh students
  • About 2 lakh teachers