Wednesday, September 25, 2013

e-Governance Syllabus for B.Sc. (CSIT)

5th semester syllabus: E-Governance

Course Title: E-Governance
Course no: CSC-307                                                                       Full Marks: 70+10+20
Credit hours: 3                                                                                Pass Marks: 28+4+8

Nature of course: Theory (3 Hrs.) + Lab (3 Hrs.)

Course Synopsis:      This course contains concepts of E-Governance policies and data warehousing / data mining.

Goal:  To provide the knowledge of good governance using information and communication technologies and case studies of different countries.

Course Contents:

Unit 1. Introduction                                                                                      4 Hrs.
E-Governance: Needs of E-Governance, Issues in E-Governance applications and the Digital Divide; Evolution of E-Governance, Its scope and content; Present global trends of growth in E-Governance: Other issues.

Unit 2. Models of E-Governance                                                              10 Hrs.
Introduction; Model of Digital Governance: Broadcasting/ Wilder Dissemination Model, Critical Flow Model, Comparative Analysis Model, Mobilization and Lobbying Model, Interactive-service Model/Government-to-Citizen-to-Government Model (G2C2G); Evolution in E-Governance and Maturity Models: Five Maturity Levels, Characteristics of Maturity Levels, Key areas, Towards Good Governance through E-Governance Models.

Unit 3. E-Governance Infrastructure and Strategies                              6 Hrs.
E-readiness: Digital System Infrastructure, Legal Infrastructural Preparedness, Institutional Infrastructural Preparedness, Human Infrastructural Preparedness, Technological Infrastructural Preparedness; Evolutionary Stages in E-Governance.

Unit 4. Data Warehousing and Data Mining in Government               5 Hrs.
Introduction; National Data Warehouses: Census Data, Prices of Essential Commodities; Other areas for Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Agriculture, Rural Development, Health, Planning, Education, Commerce and Trade, Other Sectors.

Unit 5. Case Studies                                                                                     20 Hrs.
Nepalese Context: Cyber Laws, Implementation in the Land Reform, Human Resource Management Software; India: NICNET, Collectorate, Computer-aided Administration of Registration Department (CARD),  Smart Nagarpalika, National Reservoir Level and Capacity Monitoring System, Computerization in Andra Pradesh, Ekal Seva Kentra, Sachivalaya Vahini, Bhoomi, IT in Judiciary, E-Khazana, DGFT, PRAJA, E-Seva, E-Panchyat, General Information Services of National Informatics Centre; E-Governance initiative in USA; E-Governance in China; E-Governance in Brazil and Sri Lanka.

Text / Reference books:

  1. E-Governance: Concepts and Case Studies, C.S.R. Prabhu, Prentice-Hall of India Private Limited, 2004.
  2. Backus, Michiel, e-Governance in Developing Countries, IICD Research Brief, No. 1, March 2001.