Mr. Pradeep Kumar Mahapatra


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Code(Credit) : ASAI2101(1-1-0)

Course Objectives

  • Acquire a clear understanding of theory and application of Information & Community technology in various fields and promoting the applications of ICT in Agriculture

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding basic concept of computer.
    Fundamentals of MS Office.
    Basic concept database, Internet and WWW.
    Use of IT application and different IT tools in Agriculture.

Course Syllabus


Introduction to Computers, Anatomy of Computers, Memory Concepts, Units of Memory, Operating System, definition and types, Applications of MS-Office for creating, Editing and Formatting a document, Data presentation, tabulation and graph creation, statistical analysis, mathematical expressions, Database, concepts and types, creating database, uses of DBMS in Agriculture, Internet and World Wide Web (WWW), Concepts and components.

Computer Programming, General Concepts, Introduction to Visual Basic, Java, Fortran, C/ C++, etc, concepts and standard input/output operations.

e-Agriculture, concepts, design and development. Application of innovative ways to use information and communication technologies (IT) in Agriculture. Computer Models in Agriculture: statistical, weather analysis and crop simulation models, concepts, structure, inputs-outputs files, limitation, advantages and application of models for understanding plant processes, sensitivity, verification, calibration and validation. IT application for computation of water and nutrient requirement of crops, Computer-controlled devices (automated systems) for Agri-input management, Smartphone mobile apps in Agriculture for farm advises, market price, postharvest management etc; Geospatial technology, concepts, techniques, components and uses for generating valuable agri-information. Decision support systems, concepts, components and applications in Agriculture, Agriculture Expert System, Soil Information Systems etc for supporting Farm decisions. Preparation of contingent crop-planning and crop calendars using IT tools.
Study of Computer Components, accessories, practice of important DOS Commands. Introduction of different operating systems such as windows, Unix/ Linux, Creating, Files & Folders, File Management. Use of MS-WORD and MS Power-point for creating, editing and presenting a scientific Document. MS-EXCEL - Creating a spreadsheet, use of statistical tools, writing expressions, creating graphs, analysis of scientific data, handling macros. MS-ACCESS: Creating Database, preparing queries and reports, demonstration of Agri-information system. Introduction to World Wide Web (WWW) and its components. Introduction of programming languages such as Visual Basic, Java, Fortran, C, C++. Hands on practice on Crop Simulation Models (CSM), DSSAT/Crop-Info/CropSyst/ Wofost. Preparation of Inputs file for CSM and study of model outputs, computation of water and nutrient requirements of crop using CSM and IT tools. Use of smart phones and other devices in agro-advisory and dissemination of market information.Introduction of Geospatial Technology, for generating information important for Agriculture.Hands on practice on preparation of Decision Support System.Preparation of contingent crop planning.

1. John Walkenbach, Herb Tyson, Michael R.Groh, Faithe Wempen, Microsoft Office 2010 Bible
2. Bangia,Learning Ms Office 2010
3. Prof. Satish Jain and M.Geetha, MS-Office 2010 Training Guide
4. Johnson, Microsoft Office 2010…….on Demand
5. Kate Shoup, Microsoft Office 2010
6. Melanie Gass, It’s All about You! Office 2010
7. Nancy Conner and Matthew MacDonald, Office 2010: The Missing Manual

Session Plan

Session 1

Introduction to fundamentals of computer

Session -1 - Introduction of computers

Introduction to computers

Practice Session 1

Study of Computer Components: Booting Of Computer and its Shut Down

Computer Basics

Practice Session 2

Practice of some fundamental DOS Commands, TIME, DATE ,DIR, COPY, FORMAT, VOL, LABEL and PATH

Practice of DOS Commands

Session 3

Practice Session 3

Operating System, Use of Tool Bars; WINDOWS Explorer

Basics on Operating System

Session 4

Practice Session 4

MSWORD: Creating a document using different Tool Bars

Basics about MS word

Practice Session 5

MSEXCEL: Creating a Spread sheet, entering expressions through formula and use of inbuilt functions

Basics about MS Excel

Practice Session 6

MSACCESS: Creating Database,Structuring with different types of fields

Creating Database using MS Access

Practice Session 7

MS Power Point: Preparation of slides on Power Point

Basics about MS Power Point

Session 6

Practice Session 8

MSEXCEL: Data Analysis using different charts. Creating Graphs and Saving with & without data

Data analysis using Excel

Lecture Notes

Practice Session 12

Algorithm and Flowchart with different examples

Flowchart and algorithm with examples

Practice Session 11

GIS: Introduction to GIS, Data analysis with existing Agricultural data by using QGIS

Use of QGIS software

Practice Session 10

Use of smart phones and other devices in agro advisory and dissemination of market information

Smartphone in agriculture

Session 9

Practice Session 9

Internet Browsing: Browsing a Web Page and Creating of E-Mail ID

Internet Basics

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