International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 74

Full Length Research Paper

User awareness towards using information and communication technology (ICT) in government arts and Science Colleges in Southern Tamil Nadu: An analytical study

  S. Thanuskodi
Department of Library and Information Science Wing, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - F7D75433184
  • Vol.2(6), pp. 98-105 , June 2011
  •  Published: 30 May 2011



In India, the need for reforms in education by harnessing Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly being accepted as essential by universities and cultural organizations across India. The National Policy for ICT in education, under formulation, highlights the need to integrate ICT as a subject in the curriculum as well as to strengthen the overall teaching and learning process. Open and distance education systems in India use EDUSAT and other TV and radio channels for delivering content; but ICT is yet to be used significantly for the delivery of content. Personal computers have played a vital role in our everyday lives today. Everywhere, right from the retail shops to the atomic research centers, computers are being used. The growth in popularity and networking of computers led to the phenomenon called internet. Internet is believed to be a very powerful tool for information searching. Today from teens to old persons, everyone is using internet. The results of this study showed that faculty respondents rank the first position with respect to their overall frequency of using internet; research scholar respondents the second; post graduate students the third; undergraduate students the last. Study revealed that under graduate respondents take the first position with respect to their overall purpose of using e-resources, post graduate respondents the second, research scholars the third and faculty respondents the last.


Key words: Information and communication technology (ICT), internet, search engines, e-journal, cyber café, EDUSAT, digital library.

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