Sunday, March 7, 2010

E-books witness record downloads

Prof Arvind Gupta, who with his team, has been popularising science education by making low cost toys with everyday urban waste at IUCAA’s science centre, on Sunday said his collection of online books on simplified science is witnessing almost 2 lakh downloads a month, indicating a growing popularity for these innovative study materials.

“I have collection of 2,000 books posted online that speak about various facets of science and their daily use in a simplified way. They have lucid language, have illustrations and are backed with real life examples. They are available for free in English, Hindi and Marathi,” Arvind Gupta said.

He said the books are growing more popular. Every day, 6,000 downloads are recorded, while two lakh downloads are observed monthly.

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