DOEACC SCHEME 'O' LAVEL
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 COURSEObjective 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 STRUCTUREThe structure of the ‘O’ Level course is:
Minimum duration of the ‘O’ Level course is One Year.
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.
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 PATTERNThe 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 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.
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.
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.
M1-R4: IT TOOLS AND BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Objective of the Course
The goal of this course is to present overview of IT tools used in day to day use of computers and data base operations. The Course has been designed to provide knowledge on various hardware and software components of computer, operating system, various packages used for different applications, data base concepts & operations and various issues related to IT and application of IT.
Computer Appreciation, Computer Organization, Operating System, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Package, Presentation Package, Data Base Operations, Information Technology and Society
M2-R4: INTERNET TECHNOLOGY AND WEB DESIGNObjective of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide you the conceptual and technological developments in the field of Internet and web designing with the emphasis on comprehensive knowledge of Internet, its applications and the TCP/IP protocols widely deployed to provide Internet connective worldwide. The World Wide Web with its widespread usefulness has become an integral part of the Internet. Therefore, this course also puts emphasis on basic concepts of web design.
M3-R4: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING THROUGH ‘C’ LANGUAGEObjective of the Course
The objectives of this course are to make the student understand programming language, programming, concepts of Loops, reading a set of Data, stepwise refinement, Functions, Control structure, Arrays. After completion of this course the student is expected to analyze the real life problem and write a program in ‘C’ language to solve the problem. The main emphasis of the course will be on problem solving aspect i.e. developing proper algorithms.
After completion of the course the student will be able to
Outline of Course
M4.1-R4: APPLICATION OF .NET TECHNOLOGYObjective of the Course
The objective of the course is to introduce .NET technology which provides multilanguage environment to develop windows based software development. The focus is on
- .NET Framework
- Programming Language C#
- Visual Basic
- ASP .NET (for web application)
Outline of Course
S. No.Topic Minimum number of hours
- The .NET framework
- C# Basics
- C# Using Libraries
- Advanced Features Using C#
- ASP.NET 2.0
- Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic.NET
- File and Database Applications
- Advanced Programming Constructs
- .NET Architecture and Advanced Tools
M4.2-R4: INTRODUCTION TO MULTIMEDIAObjective of the Course
This course aims to introduce the fundamental elements of multimedia. It will provide an understanding of the fundamental elements in multimedia. The emphasis will be on learning the representations, perceptions and applications of multimedia. Software skills and hands on work on digital media will also be emphasized. On completion of the subject, the students will understand the technologies behind multimedia applications and master the skills for developing multimedia projects. After successfully completing the module student should be able to:
- Summarize the key concepts in current multimedia technology.
- Create quality multimedia software titles.
Outline of Course
- Introduction to Multimedia
- Computer Fonts and Hypertext
- Audio fundamentals and representations
- Image Fundamentals and representations
- Video and Animation
- Multimedia Authoring
M4.3-R4: INTRODUCTION TO ICT RESOURCES
Objective of the Course
This course has been designed to provide an introduction to Computer Hardware and Networking troubleshooting & maintenance. The student will be able to troubleshoot problems of PC and replace the defected parts of the computer. Students will understand the basic networking concepts and they will be able to establish and manage small networks.
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- Assemble and disassemble a PC
- Effectively use miscellaneous utilities such as: Compression, CD writing, Antivirus etc.
- Establish and configure a small LAN
- Perform simple network administration operation
Outline of Course
- PC Assembly and Operation
- Miscellaneous Utilities
- Networking Concepts
- Network Administration