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Tamil Nadu Open University to train schoolkids in computers

TNOU (Tamil Nadu Open University) is set to become the first university in the country to provide computer skills training to school students when it starts this programme in seven districts through a private agency, sources revealed to DTNext.

Tamil Nadu Open University to train schoolkids in computers
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(TNOU) Tamil Nadu Open University

Chennai

TNOU vice-chancellor Dr Baskaran Muthusamy recently signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with Shrisinfotech, its COO (Chief Operating Officer) AK Sagar said. Asked why they chose to tie up with an university to provide this training to school students when the state has a pucca school education department, Sagar said, “TNOU already has an MOU with the NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and hence we felt they would be the right institution for this task.” 

Sagar said, “Training will be provided in five certificate courses including basic computer, office automation, programming techniques, multimedia systems, and computer applications. Each module should be completed in 40 hours and students would be charged Rs 300 per course.” 

“Once schools with necessary infrastructure are identified our staff would start training soon” he said. “Ccertificates will be provided by TNOU,” he averred.

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