The regional centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in Kochi (India) has proposed a State-level computer literacy programme in Kerala.
The programme is proposed for 50 senior secondary schools. In first phase, the project will be implemented in five districts and the schools identified for the project will act as admission-cum-information centres of the university. IGNOU has already started negotiations with the State Government of Kerala for providing MCA programme to high school teachers who are engaged as resource persons in IT@School project. These and other proposals came up for discussion during the visit of IGNOU Vice-Chancellor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai on November 19, 2006. Prof. Pillai stated that the regional centres would offer new IT courses for students and a detailed study of the requirements in IT sector would be made before launching the programme. The regional centre would set up placement centres, these will help the candidates to secure a job before passing out of the university.