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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to make school children versed with computer programming languages, the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bhubaneswar today launched a training programme in its campus at Gothapatna on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

The training which began today will continue till January 18. In the first phase, the IIIT authorities have started teaching coding languages to 60 students from five schools.

Speaking about the training programme, Trilochan Gouda, a student of Khandagiri government high school said, “Our school has computers but there is no staff to teach us computer language. I am very thankful to get this opportunity to learn the programming language. It will definitely help us in future.”

Subhadra Jena of Daruthenga government high school, who is also learning computer languages under the programme, believes that the training programme will help her land a good job in future.

According to IIIT authorities, the knowledge of computer language is very much important to participate in the national and international competitions, get admission in top universities and jobs in big companies. The authorities believe that the training programme will help the students of the State to compete with students of other states.

“The training programme will enhance logical thinking among students. They can solve their problems through programming by using computers. When they will go for higher studies, the knowledge of programming languages will be very useful,” said IIIT Director, Gopal Krushna Nayak.

IIIT Dean, professor Debasish Jena said “If we learn programming skills from school level, it will help in lot of areas.”

The IIIT has planned to extend the programme to other schools during the summer holidays.


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