Tuesday, October 25, 2016


(A CSR initiative of LIBA)

LIBA-Informatics Centre (LIBA-IC) is a CSR initiative of LIBA bridging the digital divide and engaged in IT Education, Employability and Entrepreneurial Skill development. LIBA-IC provides cost-effective computer education, training and employable skills to the student community at large and needy, marginalised and digitally underprivileged in the society. Courses at LIBA-IC are designed to make participants’ computer savvy and employable. LIBA-IC also provides training to Tiny & Small Scale entrepreneurs in entrepreneurial and technology enabled skills.
LIBA, as an institute which wants to emphasize importance of CSR, shall facilitate LIBA-IC to offer courses benefitting under privileged in acquiring relevant skills. LIBA shall waive fees for the needy, particularly for refugees, youth / women from poor families and tiny entrepreneurs. Faculty and students at LIBA will be actively engaged in conducting courses and trainings as well as to tiny and small scale entrepreneurs.

Informatics Centre started in 1990 trained over 25,000 persons on various IT related and management skills. LIBA-IC has been revamping courses offered to meet industry demands. Courses have flexible formats to suit various segments and are affordable. The alumni of LIBA-IC is working in both formal and informal sectors. LIBA-IC has a good pool of faculty drawn from Loyola Campus, LIBA alumni and industry.

The LIBA-IC shall focus on blending cognitive, non-cognitive, business / trade, finance and communication aspects.


India is poised to reap the benefit of unique demographic dividend, large number of work force in the age group of 15 to 64 years, in 21st Century. With youthful workforce, India is likely to emerge as a major supplier of skilled and semi-skilled personnel in developing and developed countries between 2020 and 2050. Government of India, recognizing the skill gaps, has set an ambitious target of skilling over 500 million persons by 2022.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focus on eliminating poverty, sharing prosperity, encouraging participation, sustaining environment, fostering peace through just and inclusive societies. This requires effective engagement of vulnerable segments such as youth, women, informal workforce, refugees and internally displaced including migrants.

Chennai is emerging as one of the important destinations for economic migrants from rural areas in Tamil Nadu, Eastern India and North Eastern States. Most of them require IT enabled skills to find gainful employment. Particularly in knowledge economy, such as in Chennai, the requirement is substantial. Therefore, skilling those belonging to Bottom half of economic pyramid is essential from social and economic development.

LIBA-IC is uniquely placed, with 25 years of offering courses in Informatics, to offer courses that impart employable skills to job seekers and skill enhancement of tiny and small scale entrepreneurs.

Mission: To offer skill enhancement education for youth, women and entrepreneurs for participating effectively in local economy and elsewhere.


Overall objective to offers courses that enhance skills of underprivileged youth, women, migrants and refugees enabling them to effectively participate in knowledge economy espousing values of continuously updating pedagogy, curriculum, teaching and accompaniment
  1.          To offer courses that improves employability of youth and women from under-privileged and marginalized segments  
  2.          To support tiny and small scale entrepreneurs in acquiring skills, preparing business plans, marketing, finance and other related aspects
  3.         To impart skills to refugees which will help them to become self-supporting in India or elsewhere
  4.         To assist economic migrants to acquire skills that enhance their income earning opportunities, entrepreneurship and participation in the local economy
  5.        To continuously update pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, and accompaniment to make them relevant in changing times, needs of industry, opportunities in the market and societal outlook
  6.         To collaborate with colleges, technical institutions, community colleges and schools for outreach


  1.          Offer courses in IT, Management / Administration, Computerized, Accounting, Communication and Entrepreneurship
  2.           Conduct fast track courses during summer vacations for 10th and 12th students and dropouts
  3.        .  Offer computers courses with convenient timings to college students
  4.           Run special week-end courses for working executives and entrepreneurs
  5.           Identify and introduce new courses that are currently in demand
  6.          Facilitate faculty, students and mentors at LIBA to support tiny and small scale entrepreneurs
  7.          Continuously update pedagogy, curriculum, teaching and accompaniment to meet the current and future needs of industry, market, and society
  8.          Forge collaborations with industry, governments, and NGOs to facilitate increased enrollment from marginalized sections

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LIBA Informatics Centre - Cost effective quality IT education

Microcomputers are now used widely in all areas of modern life. For this reason it is important that all students understand how computers work and how computers can be used as a problem-solving tool. The focus of this course is on computer applications.

LIBA Informatics Centre

The genesis of the Information Technology boom in the early 1990s brought with it an explosive demand for information technology education and training. At that point of time, demand far exceeded supply, more so when quality was put into the picture.

The Information technology sector is an indispensable part of our lives. In order to modernise, every industry has had to adopt Information technology solutions. Information Technology is here to stay.   

“In human affairs we have reached a point where the problems we must solve are no longer solvable without computers. I fear not computers, but the lack of them.” – Isaac Asimov

Keeping this in mind, the LIBA – Informatics Centre; a Computer Education Wing of Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) was established in 1991 by the then Director of LIBA Rev. Dr. Louis Xavier S.J.  The aim was to serve, in a cost effective manner to those in need of quality education and training in computers.


Since its inception, the LIBA – Informatics Centre has educated and trained over 21,000 students out of its portals, working in various levels and capacities across the globe.
In tune to technological and sectoral changes and demands, the Informatics Centre at LIBA has adapted and kept up to date.  

From 1992 the centre started offering basic tailor made, job-oriented courses like a Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA), Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA), Desk Top Publishing (DTP), Multimedia, Animation, Web Designing, Computerised Financial Accounting, etc. Due to the Loyola brand and prevailing glamour, demand and popularity of computer education, the LIBA – Informatics Centre was very well received by the public and there was a growing demand for its cost-effective quality education across several segments of society from 1992 till the end of 1999.

In the year 2000 there was a dramatic change in the IT education industry scenario. The dot com crash, mushrooming IT training centres in every nook and corner of the country, private engineering colleges with IT and computer science specialisations, Arts and Science Colleges with UGs & PGs in IT, Computer Science, Computer Applications as discipline shifted the equilibrium between demand and supply, with supply fat outweighing current demand. IT education moved into the maturity phase and as a result there was a decline in demand, and preferences towards IT education changed.

The centre underwent a metamorphosis by altering and pruning courses, changing time schedules, and eventually moved to offering courses based on current demand.

In 2006 the centre shifted its focus mainly towards serving the poor and underprivileged. Several scholarships and concessions were granted for the economically weak, underprivileged and socially backward students to pursue IT education to bridge the digital divide.

In 2009 as part of a public-private partnership initiative between LIBA and NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation, Govt of India) a training-cum-incubation centre was created on LIBA premises to churn out skilled youth for employment and entrepreneurship.

Mission and Objectives

The LIBA Informatics Centre shall endeavour to provide foundational, systematic, structured skill training in computers leading to employment for the underprivileged. The centre shall provide quality, cost-effective information technology resources and support to bridge the digital divide. It will help individuals best exploit the benefits of the application of information technology.

The Objectives

  • ·         To promote IT among individuals with no prior exposure to the field
  • ·         To provide relevant, up-to-date courses in computer education
  • ·         To help individuals become more employable due to acquired IT skills and knowledge
  • ·         To aid start-up entrepreneurs to use IT in their businesses 
  1.             LIBA-NSIC Training-cum-Incubation Centre (IT Skill/Entrepreneurial Development)
  2. ·         NCVT-MES Testing Centre for skilled/trained personnel certification
  3. ·         Customised Computer Applications - IT programs for different segments depending upon their needs
  4. ·         Aid to NGOs in developing Entrepreneur Training Programs for their target groups
  5. ·         EDP Training Programs for Self Help Groups
  6. ·         Budding entrepreneur-handholding support
Programs Offered

  1. Diploma in Computer Application (D.C.A)
 The need for computer application has become apparent in the past few decades and it has expanded enormously in the recent years. Even though the introduction to computers begins in school, it is not comprehensive and several people lack adequate knowledge in it. There exists a need for a properly structured foundation course in computers stressing on the fundamentals, Operating System, usage of the internet, software packages and basic programming. The Diploma in Computer Application fulfils this need.

Course Objective

·         To establish a deep understanding of the fundamentals in computer programming
·         To understand the different platforms in Operating System
·         To prepare for a computerised work environment/ adjust to a computerised work set-up
·         To learn to create software designs

Course Content
            Fundamentals, Programming Logic & Techniques, MS DOS
·         MS. Windows, MS. Office (MS. Word, Excel, Access, Binder, Power Point)
·         Unix & C
·         Visual FoxPro
·         Internet basics
·         System Application & Design and Application oriented project work

Graduates/ candidates having completed 10th / plus two .

Course Duration
5 months for five days a week; 1 and half hours per day.

LIBA - Informatics Centre,
Loyola College, Chennai 600 034,
Tel: 044-28177180/181,
Email: ic@liba.edu, libaic@gmail.com

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (P.G.D.C.A)
The Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application has been one of the most popular courses in the field of Computer Applications since its inception, among students from other disciplines. Its course structure covers the essential elements of computer programming and its applications. It is useful for any graduate who wishes to enhance the use of computer in his/her discipline. This course has also been preferred by graduates willing to start their careers in the field of computer at the ‘Programmer Level’. The program includes advanced concepts of programming, computational technique, file structures, and database among other modules.

Course Objective
The objective of the program is to produce trained computer professionals with hands on experience, able to handle software challenges in industry/academia. PGDCA provides students with knowledge and skills required to operate in the IT industry.

Course Content
·         Windows N/ T / 4.0
·         OOPS, C++ and Visual C++
·         Oracle with Developer 2000 (Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Graphics, Oracle Queries)
·         Visual Basic and Java
·         Software Engineering
·         Application oriented project work

Graduates/ candidates having completed plus two in any stream. Candidates must be proficient in “C” Language.

Course Duration
7 months for five days a week; 1 and half hours per day

LIBA - Informatics Centre,
Loyola College, Chennai 600 034,
Tel: 044-28177180/181,
Email: ic@liba.edu, libaic@gmail.com

  1. Diploma in Web Development (D.W.D)
With our increased dependence on the internet in day-to-day life, the importance of website development has also seen an increase. Web development has two components: web design and web programming. Web development helps construct and manage databases on the internet. It helps students develop their programming abilities and increases opportunities in a competitive job market. Students will learn web based programming techniques using current web development software. Students will access data from databases and develop appropriate user interfaces to display the data. Knowledge of web design can assist graphic artists and freelance writers on a wide range of assignments and equips them to contribute creatively to an organisation’s website. Aspiring designers may consider this course as a start towards web design and development. There is a growing demand among companies seeking web designers to create and augment websites.

Course Objectives
§       To enable participants to design static and dynamic websites as per user/clients requirements
§       To create graphics with Flash, animation and motion graphics, adding basic interactivity including: dynamically changing graphics, creating triggered sound effects, navigation through different “scenes”
§      To provide a basic introduction to programming with Flash’s Action Script
§      To enable participants to work with web pages including an introduction to cascading style sheets (CSS)
§   To enable participants to work with reusable site assets such as library items, snippets and templates, add relative and absolute hyperlinks, email links, anchors and images
§   To teach participants to design static web pages, page navigation, webpage with images and tables using HTML.
§     To teach participants functions and problem solving using C, control statement application in programming, file data handling, etc.
§  JSP architecture, server scripting technology, form action scripting, form data validation, JSP & JDBC application program using forms.
§     Data forms, validation, action scripting, form tools and controls, layers and functions in Javascripts.
§      Fundamentals of Java, OOPs in Java, Applets, Threading, File Programming, JDBC

Course Content
§  Web Design
·         Photoshop
·         Flash
·         Dream Weaver
§  Web Programming
·         HTML
·         DHTML
·         PHP
·         “C” Programming Fundamentals
·         Java
·         Java Script
·         JSP
The candidate should have completed his/her plus two in any stream and must possess prior knowledge in computers.

Course Duration
5 months - 5 days a week; 1 and half hours per day

LIBA - Informatics Centre,
Loyola College, Chennai 600 034,
Tel: 044-28177180/181,
Email: ic@liba.edu, libaic@gmail.com

  1. Diploma in Computerised Financial Accounting (D.C.F.A)
Financial accounting has now hopped onto the technology bandwagon and is widely using the assistance of computers. The rise in computerised financial accounting packages usage has revolutionised the accounting industry. Today, more businesses rely on people with computerised financial accounting skills to take on most of the accounting tasks. From the smallest home office to the largest multi-national enterprise, business owners and managers use accounting software to help run their businesses.

Course Objective
·         To manage day-to-day activities in bookkeeping
·         To manage accounts receivable/ payable, make payroll entries and generate reports
·         To learn bank reconciliation, prepare an annual budget
·         To learn financial procedures such as bookkeeping, control accounts, general and subsidiary ledgers, end of fiscal period adjustments and statements, banking, inventory control and payroll preparation and reporting

Course Content
§         Computer Fundamentals, Windows
§          Tally ERP
·         Basic Accounts: accounting principles, branches of accounts, journal entry preparation, ledger posting, trial balance and final accounts preparation.
·         Introduction to Tally: company and group company creations, ledger creation, voucher entry posting, bank reconciliation statement, own group and own voucher type creation.
·         Tally Accounting Features: multi-currencies, outstanding management, budgeting, automatic interest calculation and pay roll.
·         Inventory Accounts: stock items, invoice entries, godown, stock group and category, units (Compound & Alt units), sales and purchase orders, manufacturing journal, stock journal, tracking number, delivery receipt note and rejection notes, price list, manufacturing journal
·         Taxation Features: value added tax (VAT), service tax, tax deducted at source (TDS), fringe benefit tax (FBT)
·         Technical Features: security levels, import and export data, backup and restore, split company data

The candidate should be a graduate with accounting subjects or should have completed his/her plus two in Commerce.

Course Duration
2 months - 5 days a week; 1 and half hours per day

LIBA - Informatics Centre,
Loyola College, Chennai 600 034,
Tel: 044-28177180/181,
Email: ic@liba.edu, libaic@gmail.com

  1. Diploma in Information Technology Enterprise
Entrepreneurship is a vital part of any economy; it generates employment opportunities and consequently contributes to the economic development of the country. As part of a larger initiative to build the entrepreneurial skills needed for such a task, the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development at Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), offers through LIBA Informatics; its Information Technology wing, a Diploma in Information Technology Enterprise (DIIT).

Course Objective
    To enable enterprising Plus Two pass-outs, diploma holders, graduates, build self-confidence, develop necessary skills, incubate ideas, develop business proposals, intern with corporate, access funding opportunities and start their own enterprise in Information Technology or with the support of Information Technology.
        To educate entrepreneurs on computers and customise information technology to increase the efficiency of their businesses. Additionally, to look for new opportunities to venture into Information Technology enabled/Information Technology services.  

Course Content
·         Office Automation
·         Graphic Design
·         Web Design
·         Web Programming
·         Soft Skills
·         Entrepreneurship Development

The candidate should have completed his/her plus two in any stream, can be a graduate or an entrepreneur with prior computer knowledge

Course Duration
5 months - 5 days a week; 1 and half hours per day

LIBA - Informatics Centre,
Loyola College, Chennai 600 034,
Tel: 044-28177180/181,
Email: ic@liba.edu, libaic@gmail.com


Course for the Commerce/Business Management/B.Sc (Computer Science) Graduates:
SAP B1 course helps Non-Engineering Graduates to get employment in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Most of the B.B.M/B.Com/B.Sc(comp)/B.C.A students end up getting a job in BPO or call center. This course is aimed towards providing an alternate and more robust career to the Non-Engineering graduates. There are over 10000 companies in India using SAP ERP to run their Business Process effectively. Around 70% of them use SAP B1 Software.
Course Details
·         100 hours of On-Campus classroom training imparted by SAP Partner.
·         Detailed SAP B1 course material.
·         End of Topic Exercises to measure the understanding of the candidate.
Course Objective:
·         To facilitate Non-Engineering students with an opportunity to build a career as functional experts in IT Industry. i.e. A career alternate to BPO/Call center Jobs