Tiruchirappalli: Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, plans to offer its one-year certificate course in computer to school students, under the 'School-University-Industry Tie-ups Scheme' (SUITS), which was introduced in August last year. The University’s decision in this regard is likely to come into effect at the beginning of the next year i.e. by 2011.
M. Ponnavaikko, Vice Chancellor of the University, has said that the University has taken the decision to extend its computer certificate course to school students, after seeing that SUITS had been successfully implemented in 46 schools in the central districts of Tamil Nadu.
In addition, Mr. Ponnavaikko observed that computer literacy helped in the development of skills and aptitude in little children and concluded that SUITS has a computer-oriented curriculum that aims at developing the aptitude of students for information technology and entrepreneurial skills.
Mr K. Parthasarathy, has told that, till date, 6,912 students from standards V to IX applied for the programme out of which 6,523 students were successful in clearing the examinations last month. It was emphasized that Bharathidasan University would succeed in setting a trend for other universities to follow.
Moreover, K. Parthasarathy, Director of Bharathidasan University's Institute of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD) has helped in evolving the SUIT certificate courses such as 'Computer Basic', 'MS Office Package', 'C++ Programming' etc. were in affiliation with Hi-End Software Integrated, Coimbatore and Divya Knowledge Process Management Ltd., Bangalore.