Japanese consumer electronic firm Sony has entered into education space in India by introducing Sony Global Education (SGE) products. As part of this new approach, Sony plans to launch Global Math Challenge (GMC) in India, which is currently available in Japan, US, China and few other countries, said Sony in a statement. SGE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. Commenting on the development Sony Global Education President Masaaki Isozu said: "By launching it in India, we would like to provide a stimulating educational environment and inspire a passion for learning across the country." Sony India Managing Director Kenichiro Hibi said: "Looking at the importance and value Indian society gives to education and learning, we are happy to launch the India chapter of Sony Global Education in order to support STEM education in the country." Founded in 2015, SGE uses information technology to improvise the quality of education.
It started with mission of bringing innovation to the education industry through products, applications and services to create educational infrastructure that everyone can access. There is multitude of ways in which technology can contribute to improving the quality of education. "Sony has already shown how technology can revolutionise a person's lifestyle, and education is another field in which IT can surely contribute to positive changes. Indeed, one of Sony's founding principles was 'to promote science education among the general public," the statement said.
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