IGNOU Certificate in Information Technology Admission, Prospectus, Syllabus Details

Have you ever downloaded or used applications and wished to know to make an app of your own to get that enormous continuous reward? The Certificate in Information Technology (CIT) is an introductory program to the exciting world of computers, where the possibilities are limited only to one’s imagination. IT is the application of computers and telecommunication systems to produce, manipulate, store, organize, retrieve, and transmit data. It involves development, installation, implementation, management, and maintenance of computer hardware and software within companies, universities, and other organizations.

In today’s world, digital technology is becoming an integral part of our daily life, be it using smartphones, buying plane tickets online using credit/debit cards, booking cabs through Apps, cash withdrawal from ATMs, searching online, posting a video online etc. Therefore, there is a need that everyone must be familiar with the necessary skills to use digital technology effectively. i.e., one should be digitally literate.

Digital Literacy may be defined as one’s ability to search, organize, understand, evaluate, and create information using various types of digital technologies. Posting the video online displays someone’s digital literacy’s skill. The broad objective of CIT(Certificate in Information Technology) program is to impart digital literacy skills covering four essential topics: Computer hardware, software, multimedia and internet.

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Program Duration, Passing Criteria and Attendance Requirement:

(A) Duration

Minimum Duration: 6 months,
Maximum Duration: 2 years,
Readmission Period: 6 months.

There is a provision for readmission after two years in case the program is not completed. The candidate will get six more months to complete the program after readmission, but one has to pay the requisite fee

(B) Passing Criteria: 40%. To complete CIT, one has to secure 40% in each academic component separately:
(i) Assignment
(ii) Term End Theory examination
(iii) Term End Practical examination

(C) Attendance:- 70% compulsory attendance is required to attend term-end practical examination; however, attendance to theory session is not compulsory (D) Submission of assignments is required to appear for term-end theory examinations.

(D) Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction that is followed is English.

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Eligibility for IGNOU Certificate in Information Technology Course (CIT)

If you want to take admission in IGNOU Certificate in Information Technology Course than you first check the eligibility of the CIT Programme and then proceed for admission. The complete eligibility for CIT is given below.

Eligibility: 10th Standard OR SSC OR IGNOU’S BPP or Microsoft’s DLC or equivalent

What You will learn in CIT?

  • Develop algorithms and flowcharts for problem solving
  • programming concepts
  • concept of Networking
  • social, legal and ethical aspects of IT
  • latest trends in IT
  • concept of Multimedia
  • working with MS-Windows and Linux
  • Create databases
  • Create Web Pages

Certificate in Information Technology Fees

Total fees for IGNOU Certificate in Information Technology Programme is 6000 rupees and is to be paid in lump sum at the time of registration to the programme. The fees of certificate courses are changing regularly so, you are advised to confirm it from IGNOU’s official website before admission.

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Course and Credit System of CIT

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CIT-001Fundamentals of Computer Systems4
CIT-002Introduction to Information Technology4
CIT-003Web based Technologies and Multimedia Applications4
CITL-001Laboratory Course6

IGNOU Certificate in Information Technology Syllabus and Course Structure

CIT-001: Fundamentals of Computer Systems

  • Block-1 Hardware and Software: An Introduction (1 theory session)
  • Block-2 Problem Solving Techniques (2 theory sessions)
  • Block-3 Networking and Communication (2 theory sessions)
  • Block-4 Information Security (2 theory sessions)

CIT-002: Introduction to Information Technology

  • Block-1 Elements of Information Technology (2 theory sessions)
  • Block-2 IT in Action (1 theory session)
  • Block-3 Information Systems (2 theory sessions)
  • Block-4 State of the art practices in Information Technology
    (1 theory Session)

CIT-003: Web based Technologies and Multimedia Applications

  • Block-1 Internet Concepts (2 theory sessions) 
  • Block-2 Web Page Design (2 theory sessions)
  • Block-3 Introduction to Multimedia (2 theory sessions)

CITL-001: Laboratory Course

  • Lab Manual-1
    Unit-1: Introduction to Operating System features and utilities of MS-Windows and Linux (2 practical sessions)
    Unit-2: Programming in ‘C’ (3 practical sessions)
    Unit-3: Word Processing (4 practical sessions)
    Unit-4: Spread Sheets (3 practical sessions)
  • Lab Manual-2
    Unit-1: Presentation tools (1 practical session)
    Unit-2: Databases (2 practical sessions)
    Unit-3: Internet Programming (2 practical sessions)
    Unit-4: Web Page Design (1 practical session)

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Certificate in Information Technology Admission

Admission for Certificate in Information Technology is going on from 1 February 2021. You can now apply for admission in IGNOU CIT Programme. The admission process for this course is very simple. You just need to apply on IGNOU’s official website through online mode. After successfully paying admission fees you will get confirmation of your admission. To know all details about admission in IGNOU and apply online click on the link given below.
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  1. Dear sir
    I have completed my B.A course in June 2020 from IGNOU in BDP programme but I didn’t get my provisional certificate
    I therefore request you
    Plz help me how can I get my certificate or provide it me by post office
    Enrollment no. 177115197

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