Hindering Peoples Participation. Techniques of Participation with Specific
Reference to Participatory Rural Appraisal & Participatory Need Assessment.
Unit 3 (6 Hrs) Development Planning In India: Need, Goals of Rural and Urban Development,
Critical Analysis of the Five Year Plans till the current Plan. Understanding the
Concept of Globalization, Liberalization, Privatization and Its Impact on the poor.
73rd and 74th amendment and Its Impact on Rural and Urban Management.
Unit 4 (6 Hrs) Structure & Levels of Planning at Centre, State, District and at Block levels. Brief History of Urban Local Bodies in Urban Areas; Forms of Urban Local Government in India, Corporation, Towns Notified Areas and Cantonment Boards.
Unit 5 (6 Hrs) Role of NGOs in Rural and Urban Development:
Concept of Voluntary Organisation in Rural / Urban Development. Critical Analysis
Of Voluntary Action in I ndia; Role of International Funding Agencies in
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UOM S 007 COMPUTING SKILLS Objective: The major objective in introducing the Computer Skills course is to impart training for students in Microsoft Office which has different components like MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Power point etc., at two levels based on their knowledge and exposure. It provides essential skills for the user to get adapted to any work environment, as most of the systems in any6 work place have MS Office installed for their day to day activities. The course is highly practice oriented rather than regular class room teaching.
Unit I: Introduction to Computers – Classification of Computers; Role of Computers in society; Inside the Computers – Hardware (processing, memory, i/o, storage), Software (systems, application), CPU, OS, (DOS, Windows, Unix, Linux), Storage Devices; Programming – Overview, need for languages, skills; Networking Basics; Virus; Hacking.
Unit II: Word Processing – Open, Save and close word document; Editing text – tools, formatting, bullets; Spell Checker; Navigating in word – keyword, Mouse; document formatting – paragraph alignment, indentation, headers and footers, numbering; printing – preview, options.
Unit III:File Management – Understanding the importance of file management; backing of files, navigating thru My Computer and Windows Explorer; Files and Folders – editing, retrieving, deleting, renaming, subfolders – manipulate windows – maximize, minimize; Power point basics – terminology, templates, viewing.
Unit IV: Spreadsheets – MS Excel – opening, entering text and data, formatting, navigating; Formulas – entering, handling and copying; Charts – creating, formatting and printing, header and footer, centering data, printing.
Unit V: Networks – Internet Explorer – components; www – working, browsing, searching, saving – Bookmark – favorite, create, delete – Printing a web page; email – creating, receiving, reading and sending messages.
Note: Unit II to Unit V needs exposure thru practicals. References:
Introduction to Computers – Peter Norton, Tata McGraw-Hill.
Microsoft 2003 – Jennifer Ackerman Kettel, Guy Hat-Davis, Curt Simmons, Tata
1. Internal assessment could be based on Theory and/or practicals.