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'A' Level Programme
Blending Knowledge
with Skills
Eligibility: 'O' Level / Undergraduate
(can be done with 2nd and 3rd year of graduation) / Graduate

The NIELIT 'A' level is an advanced level standard computer course. This is a part of the 4-tier scheme of AICTE and Deptt. of I.T., Govt. of India which makes it a valuable asset in the job-market.

'A' level is an excellent option for 'O' level holders and/or undergraduate students. It can be done alongside regular college classes for B.A./B.Com/B.Sc. etc. Thus by the time the graduation course gets completed, the 'A' level holder is ready to secure a good place in the job market.

'A' level is the shortest & quickest route for a prosperous career in I.T. industry. Also, 'A' level can act as a base to acquire globally valued I.T. certifications of I.T. majors such as Cisco, RedHat, Oracle and Microsoft. These certifications lead to super specialized skills in niche areas of networking, open sources, database administration and software development - all with excellent growth possibilities across the globe.

NIELIT 'A' Level programme recognised vide Govt. of India Notification 43 dt. 01/03/95 as amended vide Notification 49 dt. 10/04/96

An Excellent Addition To Your College Degree

Convenient to pursue alongwith graduation on part-time basis.

A Job-oriented advanced programme to develop high-calibre software professionals.
A Government recognised qualification to become a Computer Science Teacher in Government Colleges without doing B.Ed.
Graduates with 'A' level are preferred by Banks/Finance / Insurance sector, Govt. colleges, MNC's etc. for purpose of employment.

'A' level qualifiers are accepted by Govts. of USA & Japan for working visas.

 
 The 'A' Level Curriculam

The NIELIT syllabus has been specially designed by an inter-disciplinary committee comprising well-known I.T. professionals from industry as well as academia under the aegis of NIELIT, Deptt. of I.T., Govt. of India .
NIELIT incorporates the latest developments in its curriculum extremely rapidly leaving conventional universities and colleges far behind.
UPTEC's A' Level curriculum includes renowned Microsoft/CISCO/ ORACLE/RedHat certification as optional.
The 'A' level programme, involving more than 1300 hours of inputs, can be done on one-year full-time or two years part-time basis.

Programme Structure#

Module No.
Title
Contact Hours
Lec
TUT/LAB
Total
 Semester - I
A1-R4
I.T. Tools and Business Systems
60
60
120
A2-R4
Internet Technology And Web Design
60
60
120
A3-R4

Programming & Problem Solving Through C' Language

60
60
120
A4-R4
Computer System Architecture
60
60
120
A5-R4
Structured System Analysis & Design
60
60
120
 
Total 
300
300
600
 Semester - II
A6-R4

Data Structures Through 'C++'

60
60
120
A7-R4

Introduction to Database Management System

60
60
120
A8-R4
Basic of OS, UNIX & Shell Programming
60
60
120
A9-R4
Data Communication and Network Infrastructure
60
60
120
A10-R4

Introduction to object-oriented Programming Through Java

60
60
120
  Personality Development and Interpersonal Skills  
20
Total 
600
600
620
  Project Work  
150

#Subject to revision by NIELIT.
Successful students of the O' level course, pursuing A' level, will be exempted from M1-R4, M2-R4 and M3-R4 modules in the A' level examinations.

Practical

The Students have to devote half of the total time allotted to each module for the practical session. Practical assignments have been worked out for each theory paper. The Practical 1 examination will be based on the syllabi of A1, A2, A3 and A4 modules and Practical-2 will be based on the syllabi A5, A6, A7, A8, A9 and A10, modules of A' level course.

Project Work

The students are required to undertake a project during the A' level. It may be started after successful completion of any five papers and may be submitted when the candidate appears for the final examinations. The project should be an individual one and the topic has to have prior approval from NIELIT. This aims at developing and demonstrating the problem-solving skills and the system-design abilities of the student.

The Final Examinations

These are conducted on a national basis by the NIELIT - the agency designated by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India - twice in a year, in January and July. The students must complete the entire course including Practical Exam in a maximum period of five years. The final examinations are supported by continuous internal evaluation of the students.

Evaluation

The internal assessment of academic performance is based on the evaluation of the following:-

a) Seminars/Class Participation      b) Project work      c) Tests/Quizes     d) Final examinations.

The results are provided in the form of performance grades accordingly.

80% and above      Outstanding
70%-79%               Excellent
60%-69%               Good
50%-59%               Fair
<50%                     Fail

Guidelines for the admission test

Written test will be of two hours duration and will consist of questions covering areas such as basic Mathematical concepts, Analytical ability, Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning ability, comprehension and English language. The question paper will comprise four sections as follows.

Section-1 :

English language

Section-2 :

Mathematical concepts (10th level)

Section-3 :

Analytical ability and Quantitative Aptitude

Section-4 :

English Comprehension

All Questions will be of multiple choice type with negative marking.
SAMPLE TEST PAPER

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