Texas Instruments (TI) today announced the launch of its new range of scientific calculators in India.
Participating in a program organized by TI on “Promoting Mathematics using Technology”, Dr. D Purandeswari, Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education), Government of India, today formally released four models of TI’s advanced line of scientific calculators in India – TI 36 XPro, TI-36X II, TI-30XS MultiView and TI 30XII S – in the presence of Dr. Peter Balyta, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Education Technology, Texas Instruments Asia.
TI also announced today that Statworks India Pvt. Ltd. would be the distributor for scientific calculators in India. An agreement to this effect was signed by Dr. Peter Balyta, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Education Technology, TI Asia and Mr. Maheskantha Balasubramaniam, Managing Director, Statworks India.
The TI scientific calculators feature a high quality MultiView display, MathPrint capability and enhanced analytical functions best suited for the needs of the Indian engineering, science and commerce students. From basic calculations to sophisticated 2-variable statistics, conversions, regression analysis and scientific data plotting, TI’s scientific calculators provide a range of functionality for engineering, general mathematics, algebra, trigonometry and statistics. With these calculators, students will have more tools for learning and exploring mathematics and science concepts. They will also enable students to determine the numeric derivative and integral for real functions. Users can also perform one- and two-variable analysis, and display six different regression models.
Image: Dr. D Purandeswari, Union Minister of State for HRD, displays the first TI scientific calculator that she received from Jagan Chelliah (left), Director - Sales & Marketing, TI India Education Technology. Maheskantha Balasubramaniam, MD, Statworks India is in the center
Mr. Maheskantha Balasubramaniam, Managing Director, Statworks said, “We are happy to partner with TI for distributing their scientific calculators in India. We believe that TI scientific calculators will get a very good level of acceptance among teachers and students in India.”
Image: Dr. Peter Balyta, General Manager - Education Technology, TI Asia makes his presentation.
The market for scientific calculators in India is growing at a CAGR of around 15 percent year-on-year according to IMRB Scientific Calculators Market Study, 2012. This growth is being driven by growing acceptance and increase in enrollments to higher education. Engineering is the single largest segment contributing to more than a third of the market. Science and Commerce are emerging sectors witnessing increase in usage of scientific calculators in the recent past.
Along with the launch of scientific calculators, TI is also unveiling an initiative titled “Promoting Mathematics through Technology”. The aim of this initiative is to increase students' engagement in the classroom learning process and set up a strong foundation in concepts related to math and science. In 2011, TI introduced ‘Nspired Learning' in India, a math and science learning solution for schools. TI is also exploring opportunities to introduce TI Nspire CAS Learning solutions for higher education.
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