Diploma in Information Technology

(DIT 2012)
(04th Nov, 2012 15th Dec, 2013)

General Information Booklet

Makandura ICT Centre

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Therefore the goal of this course is to equip the participants with firm grounding in the field of Information and Communication Technology and equipped for faster. more effective computer work in the office or at home. Hence the knowledge of computer applications is an essential skill for anybody in any discipline and further it will help to ensure their job security. The ICT Centre extended its services to general public by offering several IT related Workshops. The course will be conducted in accordance with the following: 1.Diploma in Information Technology The ICT Centre at Makandura was established to impart the knowledge on IT necessary for undergraduates to meet the challenges in rapidly developing IT and communication system in their relevant field of study. TITLE Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) 2. RATIONALE Computer technology is becoming more and more pervasive in our lives as computers become cheaper and more powerful. Certificate Courses and Diploma Courses. the ICT Centre of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Makandura intends to launch “Diploma in Information Technology” that leading to envisage Higher Diploma in Information Technology. Applicants who successfully complete 12 month taught courses and project work are eligible to receive the Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -2- . With the availability of knowledgeable resource personnel and modern computer laboratories.

 Select an appropriate ICT related field for further studies. more effective computer work in the office or at home. in North Western Province. LEARNING OUTCOMES The participants.  Equipped for faster. AIM This course has been designed to fulfill all levels of the Information Technology requirements of students and practitioners in the area. It helps to self development and improves their performances at their organizations. after completing this course will be able to  Develop a firm grounding in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).  Use ICT tools with due respect to ethical and social norms  Promote career prospects. It also involves in the community development activities.3. OBJECTIVES  To enhance basic computer skills  To provide the proficiency in computer office applications  To improve the knowledge of online communication and information searching through the web  enhance the career prospects of the school leavers  To develop the job security of the employees  To extend the services of the University to the community 5. 4. © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -3- .

E. Note: Those who are registered in any University as an internal students are also eligible to apply for DIT 7. (O/L) examination with Credit pass for English and Mathematics Or  Certificate in Computer Applications & Skills (CCAS) . DURATION The duration of the course will be 12 months. Application and selection process   Through paper advertisement.1. On acceptance of the Board of Study. 7. © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -4- . Only a selected number of applicants are called for the placement test.  Qualifications other than those listed above may be acceptable case by case to the Board of Study & the Senate.6. ENTRY QUALIFICATION 7. Educational qualifications  Passed the G.C.ICT Centre /Makandura Or  Certificate in Information Technology (CIT) –ICT Centre /Kuliyapitiya. Applicants are short listed on educational qualifications and age.2. a person shall forthwith register as a DIT student of the University upon payment of prescribed registration and other fees.

C. 500. 300. 30.00* (including exam.800.00 Rs. registration and course fee) *Please note that the course fee is not refundable under any circumstances © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -5- . Language requirements General Pass for English in the G. 7. 30.00 (All fees are subjected to annual review) The total fee of Rs. COST Fees per participant    Exam fee Registration fee Course fee Rs.000.00 Rs.E (O/L) examination Preference will be given to those who have a Credit Pass or above 8. A placement test will be held to select potential applicants and to classify them into appropriate groups according to their performance at the test.3.

0 Introduction to Internet.0 Office Applications 3. EDI Ethical.0 Database Management Information Systems Internet. System and 40 40 28 14 5. Hosting & Maintenance Introduction to Networking SOHO Networking 8 6.Web templates handling using CSS Web Server Management (using WAMP). H/W. S/W and precautions Introduction to Web Development & Design.0 Computer Networking 20 © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -6- . Computer Architecture Operating systems Word processing using MSWord. email and Internet Communication Ecommerce Application Computer Security essential. email and related technologies Introduction to e-commerce.0 4. modeling Concepts. Advanced Web Designing.0 Web Development 26 9. CURRICULUM No Section Name Description Contact hrs 1.0 10 7.0 14 8.9. Security and Health. Ethics and Computer Mgt History & evolution of computers Parts of a Computer.0 Concepts of IT 2. Spreadsheet applications using MS Excel. Social. Graphical presentation using MS PowerPoint Database Management using MS Access Information Concepts. Types of ecommerce Advance e-commerce applications.

he/she has to set for the repeat examination. © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -7- . software CD & Evaluation report submission Contact hours (258 hrs Lectures & Practical + 56 hrs Project) Introduction to Project Proposal Writing and Report writing Project Development & Supervision 34 10 314 10. 12 12 13.10. Sample Software project development. discussions and practical on individual and group basis and lab exercises to evaluate the knowledge gained. Report tools Introduction to system development environment.Net Project Analysis & Design Introduction to C & JAVA 20 11. If the candidate couldn’t fulfill this requirement. Discussion and monthly project presentation to supervisor and Interim Project presentation Final Project Environment setting. Source Presentation & code changing. Software Project Development 14. 15. ATTENDANCE 80% attendance is compulsory for each subject to sit for the final examination. Methods in Data Environment. Introduction to Programming Rapid Application Development using VB. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The course will be conducted through lectures. Development of the Project. SDLC. Project management Prepare and approve the Individual/Group Project proposal 26 12. 11.

III. The following guiding rules are adopted as fundamental requirements.12. (c) and (d) components of the evaluation criteria. (b).2. Multiple Choice Questions (1 hr) – Online test Written Paper (2 hrs) Practical (3hrs) 12. 12. assignments. presentations. software project and reports. Proper Examination Examination consists of three papers as follows. II. And Should have obtained 50% overall average marks while preserving 40% from each individual component. EVALUATION The performance of students is evaluated by means of examinations. should have submitted / done all the above (a). © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -8- . Repeat Examination Repeat examination will be held one month after the final examination. I.1. a) Continuous Assessments (10% Marks) b) Midterm examination (10% Marks) c) Final examination (60% Marks) d) Software project & report (20% Marks) For a student to be eligible for award of the certificate.

Mark Range 80 and above 70 – 79 60 – 69 50 – 59 49 & below Grading Distinction pass Merit pass Credit pass Ordinary pass Fail A candidate shall be eligible for the award of a distinction or merit pass only he/she has taken the examination at the first attempt. 14. Except the Diploma.13.1.2. 14. © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka -9- . A candidate can repeat the exam twice only. DIPLOMA Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Diploma with the grading obtained at the final examination. RESULTS Final and repeat examination results will be graded as follows. Awarding of the Diploma “Diploma in Information Technology” will be awarded for those who secure a minimum of 50% average. no other letters will be issued. The candidate should complete examination within two consecutive attempts. The highest grade obtainable in such an attempt will be grade “Ordinary”. 14.

laboratory to conduct the practical for students and a separate laboratory facilities for students to access the web. 15. Web server.1. 15. FACILITIES 15. Email server. Information System server. Over 100 workstations with multimedia facilities. DNS server. Power back-up Systems and Scanners and Digital imaging system. Multimedia Projectors.15. Laptop Computers.2. LABORATORIES The ICT Centre consists of 3 sections – A separate section for the staff members. E-Learning server. Proxy server. © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka .3. NETWORK & INTERNET Wayamba University of Sri Lanka is equipped with 1Gbps backbone network and 10Mbps Metro Ethernet internet connection. SERVERS & EQUIPMENTS The facilities of the ICT Centre (at Makandura) include File servers.10 - .

(General)/ Physical Science (Peradeniya). WD Samanwickrama Instructor / ICT Centre. PG.Sc (Information Technology) (SLIIT) B. Reading for M. CP Herath Mr. (Agric. K. Reading for M.Dip IT. WKGSK Weerasinghe Dept..Sc (Colombo) Mr. MKD Systems Engineer/ ICT Centre. FACULTY MEMBERS Qualifications B. MKD Instructor / ICT Centre.Sc.(Econ) (Peradeniya). MKD Lecturer / ICT Centre.Sc.Sc (Moratuwa) Mr. M. MKD Mr.16.Sc (SLIIT) BIT (Colombo).Sc.Sc.Sc.Sc (Moratuwa) B. (Agric) (Wayamba) M. Lasantha B. (Agric. (Agric. DCSD (NIBM). WJSK Weerakkody Mr. (Kelaniya).Sc. HACK Jayathilake Mrs. Reading for PhD (USA) B. in Computer Science (Kelaniya) B. PG.) (Peradeniya) Reading for M.11 - . KUL Instructor / ICT Centre.) (Peradeniya). / Unit Director / ICT Centre.Dip IT. PhD (Kelaniya) Name Dr. M. HWH Premachandra © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka . M. MKD Systems Engineer/ ICT Centre.Sc.Sc (Information Systems) (SLIIT).L. KHMI Karunaratne Mr.J. MKD Lecturer / ICT Centre. MKD B.Sc.Sc.)(Peradeniya). M.

GENERAL CONDUCT         The facilities at the laboratory are strictly for the educational purposes only. Users are required save all the work in his/her home folder (Z:). © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka . including water. Food and/or beverages. The Lab should be kept clean and tidy at all times. Switch off your mobile phone before entering the laboratory and lecture hall. User’s registration number is the USERNAME for log in to the machines.  18. (eg: DIT0201) Users are required to set password for their account. Please observe silence in the laboratory & Lecture hall Users MUST produce Student identification card to the front desk Security Guard. Users are required to strictly observe the course schedule and to be punctual for all classes. are NOT permitted in the computer labs. RULES AND REGULATIONS      Users entering for practical classes are required to remove their shoes at the entrance of the Computer laboratory.12 - .17. All users are required to work quiet on their own assignments. Collaborative work is permitted only for prior arrangement with the Instructor only among the specific arranged hours. Users are required observe the rules and regulations of the ICT Centre.

13 - .Participants @ DIT 2011 Practical session in DIT 2011 © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka .

14 - .Practical Laboratory @ ICTC DIT Participants in Workshop on “Hardware Assembling” Participant use Multi-media facility © DIT 2012/ ICT Centre Makandura/Wayamba University of Sri Lanka .