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    Education in India


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


    Himachal Pradesh

    •  NASSCOM developed draft IT Vision 2010 for Himachal Pradesh.

    •  Proposal to set up Institute of Information Technology in Shimla with a capital investment of Rs.32 crore for the project and a recurring expenditure of Rs.19 crore during the first five years of operation of the Institute.  Thereafter the Institute is envisaged as a self-sustaining one.  Out of the total projected cost of Rs.51 crore during the first five years of operation of the Institute.


    •  Establish 225 training centres all over the state, primarily for the purpose of training unemployed educated youth in various IT skills.  The Government will encourage private sector initiatives in setting up such centres.  These centres would receive appropriate concessions from the Government.

    •  All district head quarters in the state of Karnataka and also 140 out of 175 talkus have already been connected with a fibre optic network.  The video conferencing facility of the Government of Karnataka is already functioning on this network.  The State has received requests from the private sector to set up high bandwidth available to all its citizens.  The Government of Karnataka is committed to complete liberalisation and simplification of the right of way procedures.

    •  The Department has already computerized payroll accounting system of all 2.4 lakh teachers in the state.  The details of over 18 lakh students that take SSIC, PUC and university examinations have already been computerised and the results of SSIC are made available on the website.

    •  Use of IT in Common Entrance Test for professional courses. Over 100000 students appear for these examinations seeking admission to more than 128 college covering 27 courses.  More than 45.000 students from out side Karnataka also participate in the process.  The students are admitted by computetrised counseling process, the best ever designed in any education system in India. Karnataka has 77 engineering colleges.

    •  Karnataka has recently constituted the 'IT Education Standards Board'.  This board will come up with several recommendations as well as several innovative measures that would improve IT education and keep up the standards. The IT education Standards Board will not be a mandatory institution, but will work on a voluntary basis.

    •  A "Vision Group on Biotechnology" in Karnataka has been set up to advise us periodically on using biotechnology for the economic development of Karnataka.  An "Institute of Biotechnology" is also being set up in Bangalore which will offer advanced course in 'bio-informatics' in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.

    •  Various results like the SSIC, common Entrance Test  hosted on the Internet for public.