SIX HIGHLY sophisticated Tata Indicom pocket PC sets have been purchased by the Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) for senior officials holding key posts, recently.
Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal, who himself is an electronic and computer specialist, said that it is part of endeavours proposed by him and backed by the Executive Committee for making the university hi-tech. The equipment would help reduce paper work, provide a ready database, easy accessibility and make the officials more efficient.
At present the V-C, secretary to the V-C D K Bagga, Registrar (acting) M K Tiwari, Dean Students Welfare (DSW) Dr Maya Ingle, Assistant Registrar (Examination) Dr R K Baghel and Assistant Registrar (Academic) Dr Anil Sharma have been given the sets.
A Tata Indicom official said that the equipment costing Rs 33,000 per set is an advanced piece of gadgetry having combined
features of a mobile phone, electronic diary and palmtop-size PC with Internet. Laced with 2-GB memory it has voice and visual recoding, still and moving photography, large capacity for names and other database storage and the likes.
The set would be functional within the wide Tata Indicom coverage area and each set would cost the university Rs 200 per month and 40 paise per minute for Internet charges.
The sets have been purchased from the university development fund and further sets would be procured on the success of this experimentation and upon approval by the EC.