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    Education in India


    Initiatives and Status on Human Resource Development in Information Technology in Union States and Territories



    •  Computer education is to be made compulsory from class V onwards.

    •  In about 1000 schools computer education has started from class VIII, where a computer lab with 15 PC's is established.

    •  Seeking active involvement of the private sector. Nirma Institute of Technology has come up.

    •  1500 additional seats added in the technical institutions.  This will shortly be increased by another 1000 seats, resulting in a total increase of 2500 seats.

    •  Similarly in the last two years about 300 additional seats have been added in the MCA course.

    •  Decided to provide Internet connectivity to schools by 2001.

    •  Decided to create a state library network.

    •  Signed an MOU for AATP (Advance Training Program) with Microsoft for giving Microsoft Authorized Academic Training.  This will help in preparing Microsoft Certified Professionals in the state.

    •  Decided to create one lakh professionals every year through intensive training in IT.

    •  An Institute of Information Technology is being set up in Gandhinagar.  This institute, spread over 50 acres, will be built and managed by Reliance Industries, who will invest Rs.50 to 70 crores on this.  The institute will benchmark its standards against internationally reputed educational institutions.  A variety of courses will be offered starting from under graduate level up to the advanced level.  The institute will attract students from all over the world and will contribute at least 2000 skilled persons per year.  Institute expected to start operations by the end of 2001.


    •  Focus on IT literacy of Government employees and common masses preparing youth and students to participate in IT stream and give benefits to all citizens.  For this participation of private sector is being sought. 

    •  Introduction of computer literacy from 6th to 10th class as optional and 11th - 12th class compulsory.

    •  ITI's and, polytechnics to have value added information for employment. 

    •  Colleges to have IT subjects and specialized training.

    •  Computer Education in Government schools, colleges, ITI and vocational institutions being taken up with private participation by dividing the State into six zones through private service providers on monthly basis. Details provided in Annexure A.

    •  Government has given permission to private colleges undergraduate course in computer applications in IT computer software on self-financing basis.

    •  Setting up IIIT at Gurgaon which will start in 2001 on industry driven model.