DOEACC – Bringing Quality Computer Education within Reach of More. DOEACC is an autonomous body of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India with Head Quarters at New Delhi. It is envisioned to bring the most updated global industry relevant computer education, within the reach of more and more in the areas of Information, Electronics and Communication Technology (IECT).
Realizing the wide gap in the availability of quality computer professionals to meet India’s ambitious leadership plans in software exports, the society has revolutionized computer knowledge dissemination, by offering its meticulously prepared curriculum through the non-formal sector. A fact that is perhaps best echoed by the whole-hearted support to the curriculum, by leading IT professionals and educationists. A unique feature of the curriculum, is horizontal entry to students from non-accredited institutes, so a student with a certain minimum level of computer knowledge need not start at the foundation ‘O’ level. The courses range from Entry Level to M.Tech Degree level:
- Certificate Course on Computer Concepts (CCC)
- Foundation (O) level
- Advanced Diploma (A) level
- MCA Degree equivalent (B) level and,
- M.Tech Degree (C) level.
These courses are further reviewed and upgraded on a continual basis to suit changing industry needs and in line with technology trends, complying with the requirements of ISO 9001-2000.
Course on Computer Concept (CCC)
This is a Certificate Course designed to impart knowledge at a basic level in computers for the common man.
Benefits: On successful completion of the course, the incumbent is enabled to use a computer for basic purposes of preparing personal/business letters, viewing information on Internet (the Web), sending mails, preparing business presentations. Small business communities, house-wives would be able to maintain their accounts using computers.
No pre-requisite qualifications are required by candidates to undergo this course. An elementary knowledge of English is, however, expected of the candidates.
Duration: The total duration of the course is 80 hours, consisting of:
i) Theory 25 hours
ii) Tutorials 5 hours
iii) Practicals 50 hours
The course could ideally be a two weeks intensive course.Who can conduct the course: Institutes conducting any of the O/A/B/C Level accredited courses may conduct the Course on Computer Concepts. No separate accreditation is required for such institutes. However, the institutes conducting the O/A/B/C Level accredited courses are required to inform DOEACC Society in writing and obtain permission before the commencement of the course.
Examination for the certificate course will be conducted by the DOEACC Society initially twice a year.
DOEACC Course ‘O’ Level
‘O’ level course of DOEACC Scheme is equivalent to a Foundation Level Course in Computer Applications. Students can acquire this qualification by undergoing this course and passing the examination conducted by the DOEACC Society. Working professionals can also appear in this examination directly, provided they possess the requisite educational qualification as indicated below.
i) For students appearing through an institute: 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. ii) For students-at-large (Direct Applicants): 10 + 2 or ITI Certificate (one year) after class 10 followed in each case, by one-year relevant experience. (Relevant experience cannot job experience in IT, including teaching in a recognized institution as faculty member, excludes coaching.
A pass in the NCVT-DP&CS (Data Processing & Computer Software) Examination conducted by DGE&T (Govt. of India).
Examination for ‘O’ level is being held only under the diversified syllabus from January 2000 onwards. Certificate will be issued to candidates, who are registered at ‘O’ level and have successfully completed two modules under the diversified syllabus for ‘O’ level, including compulsory module of ‘Personal Computer Software’. Fee: by Demand Draft in favour of DOEACC payable at New Delhi.