Technology is becoming an essential tool in education. Among many, Information Technology (IT) is playing a vital and significant role in education. As such educators’ literacy in IT is of paramount importance for introducing new teaching and learning paradigms.
The programme covers the essential area of IT useful for educators and web designers and focuses on training personnel in the core concepts of IT linked with education technology or web design and development.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PG. Dip. in IT) programme will be conducted on a course unit basis. This is a full time programme consisting of coursework.
After being admitted to the programme, each student will be assigned to an academic advisor, whose advice should be sought when planning the Diploma Programme. English will be the medium of instruction.
Course work will be conducted over a period of two semesters of 15 – weeks each (during weekends and/or weekdays). Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 credit units of course work is required to qualify for the Diploma in IT. The programme is structured into three stages as follows.
- Beginners who commence with little or no programming experience must successfully complete the three preliminary courses.
- All students must complete all the five compulsory core courses.
- Students must complete five approved elective courses according to their interest in one of the following specialties:
- IT for Education
- IT for Web Design and Development
|Course Code||Course||Lecture Hours||Practical Hours||Credits|
|SC 404||Introduction to Mathematics||15||0||1|
|SC 405||Introduction to Computers||10||10||1|
|SC 406||Introduction to Programming||10||10||1|
|Semester I (Core Courses)|
|SC 561||Computer Application Fundamentals||30||30||3|
|SC 562||Programming Principles||30||30||3|
|SC 563||System Analysis and Design||25||10||2|
|SC 564||Introduction to Database Systems||15||30||2|
|SC 565||Computer Architecture||30||-||2|
|Semester II (Elective Courses)|
|SC 566||Communication Networks||30||-||3|
|SC 567||Educational Technologies||30||30||3|
|SC 568||Research Methodology||20||20||2|
|SC 569||Advanced Programming Techniques||30||30||3|
|SC 570||Implementation of Database Applications||60||2|
|SC 571||Document Markup Languages||30||2|
|SC 572||Web Page Construction||60||2|
|SC 573||Software Design and Development||30||2|
|SC 574||Mini Project in Computer Science||90||3|
|SC 575||Programming Web Applications||30||30||3|
|SC 576||Web Servers and Web Technologies||20||20||2|
|Student Type||Programme Fee|
|Local Candidates||Rs. 100,000/-|
|SAARC countries||US $ 3,400/-|
|Other Countries||US $ 6,800/-|
Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university preferably in sciences or in a related area or equivalent qualification acceptable to the PGIS. Eligibility of candidates is determined according to the performance at an aptitude test and an interview.