Computer Literacy Programme
Bridging the Digital Divide
Computer Literacy Programme is a department of NSS BITS Pilani. It is an initiative to provide basic computer literacy to the people of Pilani and nearby villages who do not have access to any computer education. Computer Literacy Programme has been working with an approach to equip the learners with basic computer knowledge, coding skills, and digital awareness. We aim to achieve a significant increase in the percentage of children as well as adults who have sufficient computer knowledge so that they can be benefitted from the various upcoming government schemes or e-services. We vision a bright and digitally successful India.
- Presently, we are running RSCIT (Rajasthan State Certificate in Information Technology) programme at Pilani Resource Centre (PRC). RSCIT was started in PRC last year in March. 20 volunteers of Computer Literacy Programme are actively working at the PRC lab. On an average 10-15 participants attend the lab, most of which are adults. Moreover, 3-5 women have a regular attendance. Till now 51 students had been enrolled in this program out of which 90% have successfully cleared the exam.
- We are also teaching coding in C++ to 7th and 8th class students to get them the basic knowledge of logic and writing simple codes. This will help them to develop logical thinking, and open them up to new opportunities in IT sector.
- We conduct surveys, drives, and camps to statistically analyze the situation of the villages and take appropriate steps for their improvement. We conducted door to door mobilization and surveys in villages like Harinagar, Ghoomansar, Hanumantpura and some remotes areas of Pilani in order to keep track of the situations faced by people
- We conduct seminars, surveys, and camps across villages and schools in Pilani, to increase awareness about various schemes that are run by the government.