Development of an Academic Database and Network

Raman Nair, R. and Mohammed Kunju, R.A. Development of an Academic Database and Network., 1996 . In Higher Education in the Era of Information Technology: AIU National Seminar, Calcutta, India, 27 November 1996. [Conference paper]


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Stresses on the importance of content of academic programmes and the need to continuously update it. In India there are about three hundred university-level institutions. The different subject specializations and combinations available altogether in these institutions is estimated to be above eighty thousand. This necessitates the development of an information system on academic programmes offered in India. The study recommends establishment of National Curriculum Information Centre and databases on academic programmes, teachers, institutions and other aspects. Databases are to be developed at institutional, and regional level as per set standards and data is to be pooled at national level for the common access. This can enable universities and institutes to evaluate their curriculum and programmes in comparison with that of others and effect improvement. Quality and relevance of the content of higher education programmes can be achieved with the support of such databases and networks.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: curriculla, courses, databases, teachers, academic network, higher education
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
L. Information technology and library technology
G. Industry, profession and education. > GG. Curricula aspects.
F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HI. Electronic Media.
B. Information use and sociology of information
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 30 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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