Weekly Newsletter of CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, Feburay 13, 2015  |   CSC network is one of the largest Government approved online service delivery channels in the world
 
EDUCATION
 IIT Delhi finds E-Inclusion projects of DeitY highly beneficial for disadvantage groups

IIT Delhi has rated the e-Inclusion: IT Training for Rural SC, ST and Women Beneficiaries projects, as very successful and highly beneficial for the disadvantaged groups which the project targets.

IIT Delhi has conducted an impact assessment study of e-Inclusion: IT Training for Rural SC, ST and Women Beneficiaries projects. The study rated the projects as very successful and highly beneficial for the disadvantaged groups which the project targets.  

The e-Inclusion projects is being conducted by CSC SPV to train 45,000 SC/ ST/ Women beneficiaries (15,000 beneficiaries under each project) on Basic Computer Course (BCC), spread across 15 states of the country. The project aims to provide hands-on training in computers, enabling the beneficiaries to acquire basic ICT skills that will empower them to become digitally literate, actively participate in knowledge- based activities and access financial, social and government services.

With the first phase of training drawing to an end, a team led by Dr P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan and Anushruti Vagrani, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi assessed the impact of the projects. The study collected primary data from the 331 beneficiaries, using a questionnaire-based survey. The study found that the training program was successful and should be continued without a break to cover a larger population. 

The following are the highlights of the study:  

  • The sample population has low or weak ICT access and most of them are likely to be experiencing the ICTs for the first time, especially connected ones.
  • The training is being conducted regularly in an uninterrupted manner, with adequate facilities. 
  • The content of the training is perceived useful by the beneficiaries.
  • Most of the beneficiaries are confident about teaching the content to others.
  • The pedagogy is liked by the trainees and most of them are likely to attend similar programs and recommend to others.
  • More than half of the beneficiaries are confident about their knowledge and are comfortable in using ICTs, except for some programs like word and power point.
  • Roughly half of those surveyed uses ICTs on a daily basis during post-training period in general, but seems to be low on applications like word and power point.
  • More than two-third of beneficiaries use Facebook and You Tube on a daily basis, but less than one-tenth reported that they browse Internet daily.
  • Overall, all the beneficiaries felt that the training would help them in getting jobs and feeling more confident while applying for jobs, after the training.



 


 Other Project Updates




Share This!