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|October 29, 1997||
Govt releases computer courseware on CDsUnion Minister for Planning Yogendra Alagh has released a CD-ROM which will help students study computers in a cheap and easy way.
Priced at just Rs 220, the CD-ROM package, or courseware, is designed for students in rural areas and wherever there is shortage of computer teachers, according to Professor P V Indiresan of the DOEACC.
"Shortage of competent facilities has been one of the constraints in the spread of computer education and the 'courseware' will help make up for this
The first edition involves courseware on two modules at the 'O' level and will be updated depending on feedback, he said.
Alagh commended the DOEACC for its many achievements including self-sufficiency and also for the fact that it has helped create employment opportunities.
The conversion of the course material into CD-ROMS was done by a Madras-based software company which will pay royalties to the DOEACC for sales abroad and keep internal prices at the minimum prescribed.
Candidates undergoing DOEACC courses can appear for examinations at more than 66 centres and on award of a certificate by the society, apply for government jobs.
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