Education & Training
(i) Computer Education at Schools : Starting from the primary school level, all the school children in the State will be covered under computer training program through appropriate initiatives. The existing coverage of 400 schools will be suitably extended in the coming years. English would be in the school curricula from Class-I.
(ii) Teachers' Training : Training will be imparted to all school teachers on computer usage and IT applications and special training will be given to teachers-in-charge of computer education under multiple schemes. Regular training programs will be held for the teachers to keep their knowledge base at most current level.
(iii) Networked Universities and Colleges : All Universities and colleges in the State shall be connected through a Wide Area Network and with Internet connectivity. Student related services and facilities such as online education, career counseling, online selections and interviews etc can be made available through this network.
(iv) Industry friendly curriculum : Industry friendly curriculum will be devised for all kinds of IT education and training offered by institutions and training houses in the State in consultation with experts drawn from Industry and Academica. EDP will be included in the school and college curricula. This will ensure the compatibility of the young graduates and professionals to the requirement of industry and commerce for getting suitable jobs.
(v) IT Manpower Planning : Manpower is the lifeline for sustenance of IT activities in the State. Therefore, manpower planning for the IT sector shall be done on a continuous basis. Government will keep a tab on the existing capacities available with various technical institutions in the State on IT related subjects.