Course in ICT for Development-II

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
In Kolkata

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Typology Course
Location Kolkata
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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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Starts On request
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

At IIM-C we firmly believe that information is power. In the years to come the need for increased sharing of information will govern the changes in organizational structure. A basic understanding of information systems is thus mandatory. We endeavor to ensure that you drive the e-commerce revolution. These courses not only equip you with software tools but also impart an understanding of the hardware which will help you set design your own database. It's time you started your own dotcom at IIMC.

Course Objectives

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can reduce poverty by improving poor people's access to education, health, governance and financial services. The course will equip the students with the perceived benefits of ICT in the development sector in India, along with the roles that the government, corporate sector, and people themselves can play. The lectures and discussions will focus on the managerial reforms for introduction of ICT as a tool for decentralized development administration, and the institutional aspects to make ICTs an integral component of development projects. At the end of the course, the students will be able to appreciate the emergence and scope of ICT for development, understand the wider social frameworks within which ICTs are placed, and develop policies and projects to use ICTs to address the challenges of poverty reduction, spatial division of labour, the environment, education, and health.
Course Content

The course will cover broadly the following topics in 10 classes:

* Overview of relevant I & C technologies (ICTs), for example rural broadband
* Assessing national capability to build ICT for Development
* Economic factors behind ICT for Development
* Social Institutions and ICT
* Corporate sector and ICT for development
* ICT and good governance
* People's participation in ICT development projects
* Strategies of poverty reduction through ICTs
* Pro-poor market development through ICTs


Class lectures and discussions on issues/ clarification raised by the students.

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