DOEACC SCHEME 'O' LAVEL

DOEACC SCHEME
DOEACC is a joint Scheme of the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Information Technology (erstwhile Department of Electronics) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. of India.

Objective of the Scheme
The objective of the Scheme is to generate qualified manpower in the area of Information Technology (IT) at the national level, by utilizing the facilities and infrastructure available with the institutions/organizations in the non-formal sector. The Society is managed and administered by a Governing Council which consists of eminent academicians and professionals from IT industry. Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India, is the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Society. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and manages day to day affairs of the Society.

DOEACC ‘O’ LEVEL COURSE

Objective of the ‘O’ Level Course
The objective of the course is to enable a student to acquire the knowledge pertaining to fundamentals of Information Technology (IT Tools and Business Systems, Internet Technology and Web design, Programming and Problem Solving through ‘C’ Language, Application of .NET Technology, Introduction to Multimedia, Introduction to ICT Resources, a Practical and Project Work). In order to serve the IT industry better, the DOEACC ‘O’ Level course has been designed to develop the basic skills for the above.
The career options available to a DOEACC ‘O’ level qualifiers are:

  • Junior Programmer
  • EDP Assistant
  • Web Designer
  • Lab Demonstrator

DOEACC ‘O’ Level Course consists of four theory modules (three compulsory modules and one elective module), one Practical and one Project. The structure of the ‘O’ Level syllabus is indicated below:-

DOEACC ‘O’ LEVEL COURSE STRUCTURE

The structure of the ‘O’ Level course is:

  • M1-R4 IT Tools and Business System
  • M2-R4 Internet Technology and Web Design
  • M3-R4 Programming and Problem Solving Through ‘C’ Language
  • M4-R4 Elective: (One Module out of the following three modules to be chosen)
  • M4.1-R4 Application of .NET Technology
  • M4.2-R4 Introduction to Multimedia
  • M4.3-R4 Introduction to ICT Resources
  • PR Practical (Based on M1, M2, M3, M4 module syllabus)
  • PJ Project
  • Minimum duration of the ‘O’ Level course is One Year.

    5. PRACTICAL
    The students have to devote half of the total time allotted to each module of the course for the practical session. Practical assignments have been worked out for each theory module. The Practical examination will be based on the syllabous

    M1-R4, M2-R4, M3-R4 and M4-R4 modules of ‘O’ Level course.

    6. PROJECT
    DOEACC curriculum has a project as an important component of ‘O’ Level course. The Project is carried out by the student under guidance and support of faculty and management of the respective Institute / Organization. It is felt that such a project provides an opportunity to the student to apply his / her knowledge and skills to real life problems (including oral and written communication skills), and as such the project should be given utmost importance and priority both by the students as well as institution faculty / management in respect of its identification, planning and implementation.
    Objective of the Project
    The aim of the project is to give the students an additional hand-on experience in solving a real life problem by applying knowledge and skills gained on completion of theory papers in a course at a given Level. It provides an occasion for students to develop written and communication skills, Project also helps the students to realize the importance of resource and time management, ownership of task towards deliverables, innovation and efficiency in task management apart from presentation skills. It also provides a good opportunity for students to build, enhance and sustain high levels of professional conduct and performance and evolves a problem solver frame of mind in the students. It is also felt that taking up the project by a student prepares him for a job in industry and elsewhere.

    EXAMINATION PATTERN

    The theory examination for each module under the fourth revised syllabus would be for duration of three hours and the total marks for each subject would be 100. One Practical examination of three hours duration and 100 marks. The first examination with the revised syllabus will be held in July 2010, for which teaching will commence with immediate effect.
    Dates for the various activities connected with examinations will be announced on DOEACC website, well in advance of the examinations. Laboratory/ Practical work will be conducted at Institutions / organizations, which are running the course. The Society will be responsible for holding the examination for theory and practical both for the students from Accredited Centers and student at large.

    Award of Certificates
    The students would be eligible for the award of ‘O’ Level Certificate on successfully qualifying the Theory Examinations of all modules, Practical Examination and the Project. The ‘O’ Level Certificate is recognized as equivalent to Foundation Level Course by the Government of India for the purpose of employment vide Notification No. 43 & 49 dated 1st March, 1995 and 10th April, 1996 respectively issued by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
    Registration
    Registration is a pre-requisite for appearing in DOEACC examinations. A candidate can register at only one Level at a time to appear for the examination. Registration is only for candidates and not for institutes. Registration forms are available from the DOEACC Society free of cost and also can be downloaded from the website. The eligibility criteria for registration at ‘O’ Level is as follows:
    Students from Institutes conducting accredited courses:
    10+2 or ITI Certificate (One Year) after class 10 followed in each case, by an accredited ‘O’ Level course.
    Or
    Successful completion of the second year of a Government recognized polytechnic engineering diploma course after class 10, followed by an accredited ‘O’ Level course concurrently during the third year of the said polytechnic engineering diploma course. The ‘O’ level certificate will be awarded only after successful completion of the polytechnic engineering diploma.
    Direct Applicants
    10+2 or ITI Certificate (One Year) after class 10, followed in each case, by one-year relevant experience. Relevant experience connotes job experience in IT, including teaching in a recognized institution as a faculty member, excludes coaching.
    Or A pass in the NCVT-DP&CS (data Preparation & Computer Software) Examination, conducted by DGE&T(Govt. of India)
    For getting registered, a candidate fulfilling the eligibility criteria should apply in the prescribed form with a photograph affixed thereon attested by a gazetted Officer/Panchayat/Bank Officer/ Centre Manager of the institute where the candidate has undergone the accredited course. The Registration application should be submitted along with attested photocopy of the certificate of highest educational qualification attained by the candidate, copy of relevant job experience certificate (in case of direct candidate) and Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘DOEACC Society’ payable at New Delhi for the prescribed amount of Registration fee. Registration fee once paid is not reimbursable or adjustable against any other payment.
    Registration application can be submitted throughout the year, however cut off dates are specified for submitting Registration applications for each examinations for the convenience of processing and allotting Registration Numbers.

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