The general requirement of infrastructure is as follows:
Standardized Structuring :
Each CAL-C centre comprises a set pattern of classrooms and computer laboratories. This is to maintain the student-instructor ratio at an optimum level and to ensure individualized attention and interaction. This also facilitates to have a standardized infrastructure and equipment so that all the centers are at par with each other. Emphasis is being laid on this aspect so that competitive spirit of the best in the market is maintained.
Computer Laboratories :
State-of-the-art machines are imperative for each computer laboratory. It is our endeavour to ensure, that students are well exposed to the equipment and they become well versed with the practical handling of the same. It will be well appreciated that theoretical knowledge is of not much use till it is reinforced with hands - on - training on hardware and related test equipment.
Each CAL-C centre must comprise of proper network in labs (Software or Hardware Centers) i.e. Dedicated Server must be there in labs.
Each centre has the latest and the most modern instruments and equipment required to give through practical knowledge to the student. Latest equipment, which makes the process of learning simple, certainly helps the students to understand the subjects better.
Teaching/Training Aids :
Training, innovation and creative teaching techniques contribute a lot to communicate the best to the students. The equipment ranges from digital and analogue trainers, CRO, PC trainers etc. as teaching aids. Overhead projectors, automated slide shows and of course the normal blackboards are used to improve class room communication. This enables the faculty members to conduct live demonstrations in the class, thereby not only increasing effectiveness of the instruction but also generating thought provoking ideas in the mind of the student. In brief, by using good teaching aids, it leads to better understanding and faster intake.
CAL-C H.O has laid down stringent QRs (Qualitative Requirements) for the staff and facility of the centers. Periodic reviews are held to ensure that the staff and faculty are of the highest standard so that quality education is provided to students.
Each CAL-C Centre will have a well-stocked library with books and magazines relevant to Information Technology and the corresponding industry. Reference books pertaining to the course will be made available by the Centre. By providing good reading material, the students are encouraged to read and make extensive use of the library. This enables them to gain a wider understanding of the subject. The details of mandatory reference books as recommended by the corporation will be stocked by the centers.
The applicant must have his / her own premises or hire premises on a long term basis for at least 3 years with reasonable assurance of continuity. Documents of proof should be attached with the application. The minimum availability of infrastructure is according to the grading of centers. The category norms are mentioned in Pre-Requisite The applicant must ensure that no more than two students are to be detailed on the terminal or one PC.
The applicant should have modern teaching aids like OHP, TV, VCP and Video Projector (optional), multimedia projector.
Enrolment of students can be done after the final inspection has been conducted by the Corporation or authorization for enrolment of students given by the Punjab Infotech in written.