Computer Education in India: Past, Present and Future

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  • Author :Utpal K. Banerjee
  • Year of Publication :1996
  • ISBN: :9788170226093
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: X, 569
  • Size: 26 cms
  • Categories: Education, Science and Technology

About the Book :

The book is a comprehensive and cohesive effort- the first of its kind to document the entire computer education scenario in the country. It is based on a few authored articles and, for the rest, scanty and widely distributed source material put together by diligent research. The book beings by enumerating the emergence of computer hardware and software in the Indian scene right form its inception, as seen by very senior professional who actually participated in this process. In the formal education scenario, the book maps out the growth and progress of computer education in India as an accumulated effort of many institutions. The account covers polytechnics, engineering colleges, IITs (serving as centres of excellence), central universities and some deemed universities. The continuing education scenario is given in some details. The book brings out the valuable contributions made by many organizations, institutions, non-academic bodies professional societies, government departments, public sector enterprises and the whole gamut of the private sector. India also owes its gratitude to many visionaries, opinion leaders and science luminaries whose reports, statements and position papers are put together here, before providing at the end some future directions in computer education. The book will be of immense value to everyone with interest in computer education in India and other developing countries.

About Author :

Utpal K. Banerjee took his honours degree in Pure Physics (1955) from the University of Calcutta and his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, UK (1972) where he was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship. After serving for 17 years in the Ministries of Defence, Industry and Finance, Dr. Banerjee worked with Tata Steel as Chief of Management Services; the Administrative Staff College of India as Director of Computer Division; Electronics India as its Senior Executive Director; and finally, All India Management Association as its Director General. He has also considerable experience of teaching at the IITs, IIMs Jawaharlal Nehru University, International Management Institute, FORE School of Management, and Management Development Institute. Apart from many research papers, Dr. Banerjee has 15 books to his credit.