India’s first open university, Dr BR Ambedkar Open University and NIIT, an
IT training organization, have joined hands to offer quality computer education
to over 50,000 students pursuing undergraduate programs in Andhra Pradesh (AP).
A MoU to this effect was exchanged at a function held in Hyderabad.
The courses priced at Rs 3,000 will be delivered at nearly 100 NIIT education
centers in AP. The curriculum is designed to help the students build skills in
computer applications including office automation, application development,
object oriented application development and Web application development.
NIIT will handle the entire education delivery process including induction,
education delivery, conduct of examinations and evaluations and preparation of
the results for the computer application courses.
Under a separate agreement, NIIT will make available its education centers to
students enrolled into NIIT programs who want to concurrently pursue a bachelors
degree program (B Sc, B Com, BA in AP and B Com, BA in rest of the country) from
On clearing the examination after completing 240 hours of instruction (four
courses of 60 hours each), NIIT will award a ‘Diploma of NIIT in Computer
Applications’ to the participants. Further, students have the option of taking
up advanced IT programs at NIIT after completing all the four courses.
As part of the five year exclusive agreement, NIIT, in consultation with the
University, will design and conduct computer applications elective curriculum
for second and third year students in the bachelors degree programs at the
Speaking on the occasion Professor VS Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, Dr BR Ambedkar
Open University, said, “We have christened our 20th Anniversary as the ‘year
of re-dedication’. We are striving to enrich our on-going academic programs by
introducing skills that will assist learners in competency building and provide
better employment opportunities.”
Cyber News Service