Visioning and roadmapping tools

Smarter govt schools! (Teachkits to help create engaging classroom environment)


Providing quality education to more than a million government schools has resulted in the government struggling to offer quality and holistic education to every child. Evidently, according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) 2014 report, the world will require 25 million teachers by 2030, and India alone will require 6 million more teachers by 2030.

Cities want to get smarter, so why is it taking so long? (What you can do to move faster)


Most cities and utilities see the smart cities transformation as truly revolutionary. But despite that, the latest Black & Veatch survey finds they’re moving slower in that direction. Learn about the obstacles they see in their way and how you can leap over them so you don’t get left behind.

Do you know who your Smart City consultant is?


The Smart Cities Challenge has now entered the most critical phase, i.e. preparation of the Smart Cities Proposal, following the appointment of the city-specific consultants. Click to find out which consultant is working for a particular city, and also what are the measures that need to be considered while preparing the Smart City Proposal.

37 consulting firms to draw proposals for 88 smart cities


CRISIL, KPMG, ICRA and Jones Lang La Salle are some of the top consultants appointed by the cities. The consulting firms will prepare detailed smart city proposals, including area development plans and financing plans, under the supervision of urban local bodies and state governments. The last date for the submission of the proposals is 15 December, 2015.

Smart Cities Council India hosts National Conclave on Smart Technologies


The Smart Cities Council India in association with the Telangana government hosted the National Conclave on Smart Technologies at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre on 22-23 August, 2015. International and national experts on technologies and smart cities along with urban development officials from across India – constituting 600 cities covering the 100 smart cities and 500 AMRUT cities – partcipated in the Conclave. The Union Minister for Urban Development of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu and IT Minister, Telangana, KT Rama Rao were the guests of honour.