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IT Initiatives

IT Initiatives

IIBM - ZHI IT Force is the initiative of Indian Institute of Business Managment and Dr. Zakir Husain Institute, Patna for the propagation and promotion of applications of information technology tools and techniques amongst professionals and common men at various levels. The IT Force has been pioneer in organising computer and IT related Bachelors, Masters level degress and diploma courses for the first time in the state with appropriate funding from Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India. The initiative of the institution has been successful in creating several IT action programmes for the first time like:

  • First installation of computers in academic institution in the year of 1980 at IIBM Patna.

  • First academic programme in the area of Computer Science in 1980 on regular and full time basis.

  • Introduction of Computer Education for Women for the first time in the country in the year 1982.

  • First P.G. Diploma in Computer Applicationscourse (sponsored and funded by Ministry of IT, Govt. of India) in the year 1984.

  • First P.G. Diploma Course in Computer Applications in Hindi medium, sponsored by Ministry of IT, Govt. of India.

  • First IT Awareness Programme in India sponsored by Govt. of India in the year 1985.

  • First installation of Hindi Computer 'DCM Sidharth' in the year 1983.

  • Establishment of National Center for Computer Aided Adult and Non-Formal Education for the first time in the country (under the sponsorship of Govt. of India) in the year 1985.

  • Organisation of First National Level Conference on Computer with the theme Computers for Rural Development in the year 1984.

  • Establishment of First Computer manufacturing unit in the year 1988 in Bihar, Computers (India) Ltd., inaugurated by Dr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Govt. of India.

  • Introduction of First Computer Literacy Project for School Children in the year 1988 inaugurated by Dr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Govt. of India.

  • Installation of Computer Society of India Patna Chapter in the year 1987.

  • Release of First Computer Directory and release of the same in the Annual General Body Meeting of Annual Convention of Computer Society of India in 1987.

  • Organisation of Eastern Regional Convention of Computer Society of India at Patna in the month of April, 1992.

  • Organisation of the National Conference of Computer Society of India on the theme Data Communication for Public Services inaugurated by Hon'ble Dr. A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Bihar in Patna in the month of April 1994, with 400 delegates from all over India.

  • Establishment of first Multi-media Computer Center in Bihar in the year 1995. Inaugurated by the then Editor, Times of India.

  • Introduction of First Bachelor of Computer Applications programme in the Regular mode in the state in the year 1996.

  • Organisation of First National Conference with the theme Women in Computing in the year 1996 at Patna planetorium.

  • Organisation of Eastern Regional Convention of Computer Society of India at Patna for the 2nd time in year 1996.

  • Establishment of First Internet Global Connectivity Center in the state of Bihar inaugurated by Hon'ble Dr. A.R. Kidwai in the month of June, 1996.

  • The institute organized the first National Conference in the country on “Women in Computing” on 7th January 1996 at Indira Gandhi Science Complex, Patna.

  • Establishment of Partner Institute of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi for the state of Bihar in the January 1998.

  • The first Internet Café of  Bihar and Jharkhand was inaugurated at the Institute Campus 30th June 1998.

  • Introdution of Bachelors in Information Technology & Masters of Information Technology in the month of July 1999 for the First time in the state of Bihar.

  • Establishment of First Software Technology Park an unit of STPI, Ministry of IT, Govt. of India in the State of Bihar in May 1999.

  • Installation two leased lines of 64 kbps each for the first time in any Educational Institute in the state of Bihar.

  • Installation of two 128 kbps ISDN line & Video Conferencing Center at IIBM & ZHI in the month of October, 1999.

  • Installation of IBM AS/400 Mainframe computer for the first in an educational institute in the state of Bihar.

  • Inauguration of IIBM Competency Center for e-Governance by Dr. A.Ray, Vice-President, IBM, USA at Patna in 1999.

  • Installation of First V-SAT for educational purposes in the institute.

  • Establishment of First Microsoft IT Academy in India in December 2002.

  • Organisation of First VUE Authorised Certification programme in 2001.

  • Establishment of First Cisco Certified Networking Academy in 2002.

  • Successfully conducted First IIM-CAT 2009 Online Exams in 2009.

  • Became Microsoft Technology Associate Certiport Authorised Testing Centre in 2011.

  • The National Seminar was organised on 8th November 2011 at IIBM Auditorium on the theme Revolution in Telecom and It’s future in Bihar. The seminar was inaugurated by Sri Brishin Patel, Minister for Communication & Transport, Govt. of Bihar.National Conference on Technical & Vocational Education for rural youth was inaugurated by Shri Nikhil Kumar, The Then Hon’ble Governor of the Nagaland on 19th Dec-2011.


  • Fellowship awarded to Prof.(Dr) U.K.Singh Founder Director General of the Institute by Computer Society of India for his unique contribution to IT Education in India at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmadabad on  3rd Dec 2011


  • One day National workshop on Ethical Hacking and Computer Security was conducted Ethical Hacking on 20th May 2013.

  • One day National Seminar was organised by the Institute in collaboration with CSI on the theme “ICT for Health Care” on 14th & 15th Sep 2013. The seminar was inaugurated by Sri Uday Narayan Chaudhary, the Hon’ble speaker of Bihar State Legislative Assembly.

  • The Golden Jubilee Celebration function of Computer Society of India was hosted by the Institute which was organized by CSI Patna Chapter on 7th Nov 2014.


  • The Computer Society of India Fellowship was awarded to Prof. A. K. Nayak, Director of the Institute at FICII Auditorium, New Delhi at the Inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee Convention of CSI on 2nd Dec 2015.

  • Prof. A.K.Nayak awarded at the International Conference on Information Technology for Competitive Strategy at Udaipur, Rajasthan for his significant contribution in IT Education in the country on 4th March 2016.

  •  Prof. A.K.Nayak, Director of the Institute was elected as the National Secretary of computer society of India the largest professional body of Computer & IT professionals of the country from 1st April 2016.


 

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