Computer Literacy Programme was initiated by the Government of Tamilnadu in all Government Colleges to enrich all Undergraduate Non-Computer Science students from the year 2000-2001. This course was exclusively designed and geared with updated systems orienting towards providing the required knowledge to the students and for their upliftments in computer literacy. This course has been conducted for students from all disciplines excepting computer science.
Initially, a separate lab was established with 40 computers and other necessary equipments and a certificate course was being conducted in collaboration with NIIT, Karaikudi, under a contract period of 5 years.
In the year 2005-2006, the CLP lab with all equipments was handed over to the college by NIIT and thereafter course had been conducted successfully for all the first year under graduate students. This one year course is being offered for Rs.700/- with 90 practical hours and 60 theory hours. An examination is conducted by the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai at the end of the course and a valid certificate is issued.
Right now, there are around 980 students from 12 departments on roll and classes are held from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on all college working days. The Department of Computer Application is monitoring and managing the conduct of the programme and Dr. KE. Sathappan, Head in charge of Computer Application Department, acting as Course Coordinator for CLP.
Benefits of CLP
- The Computer Literacy Program is being conducted for Non-computer science students.
- The students are being trained on the state-of-art technologies both theoretically and practically.
- The orientation of the training is towards job fetching in the IT market with renowned skills in recent developments.
The students are trained on the basic knowledge of Ms-Office, Internet technologies, basics of C language and HTML. A common examination (theory) is conducted for the CLP students throughout Tamilnadu, at the end of the course. Based on their performance, a Certificate is issued from the Government of Tamilnadu which is of great potential to them during their placement opportunities.