- To impart basic understandings of informatics
- To understand the various concepts of cyber ethics
- To understand various networking protocols
- Understand cyber addictions and crimes
- Unit I
The Internet, TCP/IP, IP Addressing, Client Server Communication, Intra-net, WWW, Web Browser and Web Server, Hyper links, URLs, Electronic mail.
- Unit II
Internet as a knowledge repository, academic search techniques, creating cyber presence. Academic websites, open access initiatives, opens access publishing models, Introduction to use of IT in teaching and learning -Educational software, Academic services–INFLIBNET, NPTEL, NICNET, BRNET.
- Unit III
Introduction to purchase of technology, License, Guarantee, Warranty, Basic concepts of IPR, copyrights and patents, plagiarism. IT & development, the free software movement
- Unit IV
Cyber space, information overload, cyber ethics, cyber addictions, cyber crimes– catégories –person, property, Government–types-stalking, harassment, threats, security & privacy issues.
- Unit V
Cyber Addiction, Information Overload, Health Issues, e-Waste and Green computing impact of IT on language & culture-localization issues- Unicode- IT and regional languages e-Governance in India, IT for National Integration, Role of IT.