Binita Devi & P. Chakraborty
A questionnaire was prepared for collection of data.
Data Collected is suitably analyzed. It has been found that computer education started functioning at first in thecity and after four years later at the district headquarter.
Physical Facilities Available for Computer Education
In both city and in the district a number of PCIs are engaged in imparting Computer Education offering variouscourses certificate, Diploma, Integrated, Post graduate diploma Advanced Diploma and other short term modular languagesonly. In the city it is obvious that a wide variety of courses are available Whereas in the district there are limitations. Withrespect to the duration of course in both the cases it is either 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years. In the city, thenumber of shifts are slightly higher than that of the district. With regard to the fee structure in the city the range is from Rs.3,000-55,000 whereas in the district is Rs. 200-32,000.With regard to the computer facilities available the study revealed that in the city the numbers of computers variedfrom 12 to 40 and in district 4 to 25 More or less same number of printers are available in both of the areas. All kinds of basic computer accessories are found to be presented in both the cases. In both the city and in district the cost of computer installed ranges from Rs. 20,000 to 29,000 with the exception in city where there are costly computers also, ranging fromRs. 30,000 to 50,000.
Enrolment for Computer Education Course
The flow of learners for c
omputer education courses is quite higher in city than the district. During 90’s of the rate
of enrolment found to be at a slow pace in both the areas. The momentum of flow of students found to be started since2005 By 2010, all the PCI are filled with learners for different kinds of courses. In the district it is observed that the flow of learners for post graduate Diploma Course is very thin. Be it in city or in district, the enrolment of both male and femaleare equally sound. Both the sexes are interested for the computer courses.
Curriculum for Computer Education Courses
In all the PCIs of city there exists a self made syllabus for computer education courses but in the district, the percentage is 60. Out of 7 PCIs in city only 2 Institutes follow the syllabus prescribed by University, CBSE or SEBA. Onthe other hand 8 out of 20 PCIs in district follow University or AITA. In all the PCIs modern Computer Languages suchas Dos, C++, d BASE, TALLY, NET are very popular among the learners. In certain PCIs, languages such as JAVA,FORTRAN, UNIX, LOTUS, Visual Basic, LINUX are offered. In this respect, it can only be said that enrolment in modernlanguages are very popular in city whereas in the district the popularity is not very much.Depending on the size of Institute, type of courses offered, number of shifts, computer education teacher variesfrom 3-10 in numbers in city. In case of district the number is less depending on the size of the institute. Libraryfacilities are available both in city and in district.
Both theoretical as well as practical exams are conducted in city and district. In all the PCIs groups discussions,seminar are conducted. Marksheets, Certificates are issued by the PCIs. The PCIs belonging to the district claim that theyarrange for proper placement to the successful learners.