Computer teaching plays a key role in the modern systems of education. The ability to use the computer in today’s world is very important. For this purpose Computer Labs should be well equipped in colleges. Use of Computer lab is not restricted only for computer teaching but other subject teacher can also use the technology for effective teaching learning in their subjects. Internet can play an important role in education. As it is an enormous information base, it can be harnessed for the retrieval of information on a wide variety of subjects. The Internet can be used to refer to information on various subjects to be taught to the students. Students find it easier to refer to the Internet than searching for information in fat reference books. The process of learning has gone beyond learning from prescribed textbooks.
While computer labs are generally multipurpose, some labs may contain computers with hardware or software optimized for certain tasks or processes, depending on the needs of the institution operating the lab.
Highlights of Computer Lab
|Name of the Laboratory||Number of Computers||Configuration||Users||Labs Conducted|
Intel Core I3
RAM: 4 GB
|I Year||Programming in C Lab|
C++ & Data Structures Lab
|II Year||Java Programming Lab|
|III Year||Mobile Application Development Lab|
Operating System Lab
Open Source Software Lab
MAINTENANCE / CLEANLINESS
Wherever there are more than one computer labs in the college, to ensure bettermanagement, security and monitoring, all the labs must be established same floor /block of the building.
Duty / Responsibility of cleanliness of the labs and the equipment should be judiciously assigned to vidyalaya sub-staff and monitored.
AMC – Annual Maintenance Contract must take into account regular visits by the hardware engineer, at least once in 15 days, for smooth functioning of computer hardware and software installed in the school.
Electrical Maintenance: Use certified electrical fixtures. Power points should be checked for any naked wires, non functionality, switch failure etc. Check the tube lights and exhaust fans regularly.
Stock Verification: Must be carried out thoroughly at the end of the financial year.
Condemnation: The equipment that becomes non functional due to routine wear and tear or with time should be condemned as per proper guidelines and procedures.
Procurement: The equipment (hardware and software) needed as per changes in syllabi or other departmental requirements must be procured immediately. Must acquire original software and certified / well reputed hardware.
Lab attendant: At least one lab attendant must be present in the lab for taking care of the accessories in lab.
COMPUTER LAB ETIQUETTE