FAQS for Colleges

  1. How are students benefited by the CIT training program?
  2. How many lab hours are required to run the program?
  3. We are running JKC and Infosys Campus Connect programs. Will joining the IT certificate program help us?
  4. What is the cost of the program for the colleges?
  5. What is the structure of the program?
  6. What is the infrastructure required by the colleges?
  7. Who are the organizations behind this program?
  8. Are the students provided with any classroom sessions to clear their doubts, or to get explanations on any topic?
  9. Can the students take up this course from home?
  10. Do the students need to have prior knowledge before taking up this course?
  11. What do you mean by "Learning-by-doing"?
  12. What are the advantages of "Learning-by-doing"?
  13. Is the Teacher Training Program (TTP) a fulltime program?
  14. Will IIIT-H provide accommodation for the trainees during the Training period at IIIT?
  15. What fee should the students in the engineering colleges be charged? Can the Students pay their fee in installments?
  16. what would be the cost to the engineering college to run the program?
1. How are students benefited by the CIT training program?
purpose of the CIT training program is to enhance the quality of IT education of students in engineering colleges to be industry-ready. Students are guided by trained mentors with the help of digital content developed in the form of video lectures and other training materials along with the Learning by doing exercises.
2. How many lab hours are required for the program to be run?
The course is offered in three phases with each phase of 80 hours duration.  Please go through the STEP course details for further information.
3. We are running JKC and Infosys Campus Connect programs. Will joining the IT certificate program help us?
The IT certificate course is fully hands-on. Learning by doing methodology ensures that the students learn IT skills. IT Certificate course will be conducted right after the first year, so that  students  of all disciplines acquire the IT skills and can use them even during the degree program .
4. What is the cost of the program for the colleges?
A computer lab with 50 workstations, its maintenance and salaries for Faculty/Mentors are the main costs for the colleges
5. What is the structure of the program?
The program is divided into three phases with each phase consisting of 40 modules (each module being 2 hours duration). More about phases.
6. What is the infrastructure required by the colleges?

    A computer lab with 50 workstations, with the following recommended specifications:

      • Intel Pentium IV
      • 512MB RAM
      • 80GB Hard Disk
      • LAN connectivity & 2 Mbps ISP leased line
7. Who are the organizations behind this program?
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), in  collaboration with the International Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad  (IIIT – H), has set up this IT certificate course to be offered to students of various engineering colleges across the state of Andhra Pradesh, through teacher training.
8. Are the students provided with any classroom sessions to clear their doubts, or to get explanations on any topic?
Students are guided by the mentors and their doubts are cleared by providing them hints and by making them explore more on the topic, rather than giving them exact answers. All the sessions are held in the lab and the mentor to student ratio is 1: 10.
9. Can the students take up this course from home?
No, a student has to attend the labs and spend the minimum hours expected in the schedule.
10. Do the students need to have prior knowledge before taking up this course?
No, the students are guided by the mentors till they accomplish their assigned tasks and provided sufficient explanation so that they have a clear knowledge of the subject and feel confident of the skills learnt.
11. What do you mean by "Learning-by-doing"?
Learning-by-doing gives the benefits of hands-on practice, thereby enabling the student to understand the subject and learn the skills at their own pace. The students will work with digital content in the form of video lectures, tutorials and online resources. The mentors will guide the students in understanding the tasks and completing them.
12. What are the advantages of "Learning-by-doing"?
Once a student imbibes the methodology of learning by doing he/she develops the skills and confidence to learn completely new subjects on their own. The student will also obtain the skills necessary to deal with real life problems and thus will be a cut above the rest of his/her contemporaries who are going through the conventional style of learning.
13. Is the Teacher Training Program (TTP) a fulltime program?
Yes. Teacher Training Program runs for a period of 2 months i.e. mid May to  mid July .  The Summer training program is held for 6 days a week and timings are from 8.45 AM to 6:00 PM.
14. Will IIIT-H provide accommodation for the trainees during the Training period at IIIT?
We provide food and accommodation for the trainees during the training period
15. What fee should the students in the engineering colleges be charged? Can the Students pay their fee in installments?
Decision on the fee structure is left up to the colleges. They can also choose to provide the training as part of the regular curriculum with no additional fee charged. The colleges can also accept an installment scheme based on the fees decided.
16. What would be the cost to the engineering college to run the program?
  • The primary cost for running this program at any engineering college is the salary of the 5 faculty members/mentors.

  • The number of students that can be trained in a 4 month period running 3 batches in a lab (6 hrs per day) could be 150 to 300 students    (depending on 50-         seater or 100-seater lab). Thus, in an eight to ten month period, up to 300-600 students can be trained.

  • We can provide a computational model using which the college can determine cost per student.