Tiruchirapalli

Three-day programme for non-IT teachers starts

K. Jayaramakrishnan, Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services, releasing the manual at the staff development programme in Tiruchi on Thursday. Photo:R. Ashok

K. Jayaramakrishnan, Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services, releasing the manual at the staff development programme in Tiruchi on Thursday. Photo:R. Ashok   | Photo Credit: R_ASHOK

Joining hands with the ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) and the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), Bharathidasan University commenced its three-day ‘staff development programme on IT for non-IT teachers and administrative staff' at its Technology Park on Thursday, to maximise academic and administrative advantages accruing from e-literacy.

ICT integration through power point, video and photo presentations will add value to the subject taught and make learning process effective. ICT-based tools help teachers to plan ahead and devise innovative teaching approaches. As for administrative staff, power point presentations will help them depict visual presentation of targets achieved and other performance parameters using graph, thereby enabling strategic planning. They would be initiated into data entry operations, Vice-Chancellor K.Meena said, addressing 81 participants drawn from Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Orthanad, Kumbakonam and Pudukottai have registered for the three-day programme. Describing other advantages inherent in ICT, she said the programme was envisaged to cover 1,000 beneficiaries. Provided the strength of participants exceeds 50, the university was prepared to extend the programme to affiliated colleges also, Dr.Meena said in her presidential address.

K.Jayaramakrishnan, Vice-President, Tata Consultancy Services, handed over the first copy of the manual to the Vice-Chancellor in the presence of M.Sivakumar, Chief Executive Officer, ICTACT; K.Purushothaman, Regional Director, NASSCOM; University Registrar T.Ramaswamy; and BUTP Director Gopinath Ganapathy.

Complimenting the university for the initiative to enhance skills of administrative staff through the programme, Mr.Jayaramakrishnan observed that computer knowledge would help teachers to accelerate productivity, evolve innovative outlook and do things differently. He called for collaborative research by industry and institution for mutual benefit, describing how transition from skill integration to knowledge development will help in creating jobs.

Mr.Purushothaman cautioned teachers against being left out of the crowd in a scenario where all students will have access to laptops. Teachers must know how to derive benefit from social networking sites. Such skill-development programme would augur well for WNS, a global BPO major, to start operations in Tiruchi from 2014.

Mr.Sivakumar said the programme was a first step to make the university 100 per cent e-literate.

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