One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is the most successful educational, low cost, Laptop Program so far. India refused to sign this program when ministry of education officials argued that giving a laptop to each and every child is “pedagogically suspect” and it may be harmful to their analytical skills and creativity.
After the refusal of OLPC program, last year there came a concept of $10 laptop in India.
According to Infoworld report, to raise the quality of higher education in India, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai are conducting research on developing a laptop for higher education applications that would cost $10 per laptop.
There’s no info available on the specifications. and also the targeted price seems to be a tough one because of manufacturing cost. However a government subsidy may ensure this price.