MKCL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Frequently Asked Questions regarding MICIT Question 1. What is Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd? A. Please click on following link for the details http://www.mkcl.org/aboutus. In order to achieve the mission of MKCL, The IT Literacy program of MKCL is run through its Authorized Centers. MKCL gives authorizations to the organizations/educational institutes that are interested in achieving this mission. The approval is given when the applicant goes through certain defined process of MKCL. This process of granting authorizations to centers is called as New Center Registration Process. The authorization remains valid for one calendar year and needs to be renewed every year. Question 2. What is Master Franchisee (MF)? A. MF/s means the Master Franchisee/s empanelled by MKCL for • Creation of the Authorised Learning Centres (ALC) as per norms of MKCL • Creation of their own ALC as a lead center. Question 3. What is Applicant Organization (AO)? A. Applicant Organization is a company which applies through the Master Franchisee to MKCL in the prescribed form for being registered as an ALC for running the Courses under that respective Master Franchisee. Question 4. What is Authorized Learning Center (ALC)? A. ALC is an Authorized Learning Center of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd who is given an authority to conduct various courses. Question 5. What is the minimum number of computers required by an ALC? A. ALC requires minimum 6 Computers (5 Client Machines + 1 Server Machine in city area) (configuration as per MKCL Norms) Question 6. Will MKCL give certificate affiliated to any University/organisation? A. No. MKCL will give its own certificate. MKCL by design has not taken any affiliation from any university/ council. Question 7. Should Master Franchisee run its own center? A. Yes. MF must have its own ALC so as to understand and experience the core process of learning and facilitation. It should also establish as one of the best and ideal ALC of the state in terms of quality as well as quantity. The center run by a MF should have at least 10 + 1 computers Question 8. What will be the period of the agreement for Master Franchisee? A. The Master Franchisee will sign the agreement for three year which can be renewed as per MKCL norms. MKCL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question 9. What will Master Franchisee get from these operations? A. Master Franchisee will get Rs. 100/- per learner for MICIT. Question 10. When will you launch the MICIT course? A. MICIT will be launched from July 1, 2008. The first batch will start from 21st July 2008 in every ALC. Question 11. How many Master Franchisees will be created in a given state? A. There will not be more than 8-10 Master Franchisees in a state. The number of Master Franchisees depends upon the population of the state, strong proposal of Applicant organization Master Franchisees and many other parameters. Question 12. How many ALCs will be created in one state? A. We need to have presence in every district initially. MKCL can give as many ALCs depending upon the population and the population density as well as scenario of the educational Institutes. The decision will be taken in consultation with concerned MF and SLC. There is no restriction presently on the number of centers as well as geographical jurisdiction for granting any ALC. Sustenance of ALC will be given a though in first place. Question 13. Can only MICIT operations sustain the business operation of any ALC? A. It depends on the number of Learners we enroll for MICIT. Sustainability depends on volume of business. ALC can continue with other allied business as well as other franchisee operations. Further to this ALC will get a lot of other courses. Question 14. What is the minimum area required for starting an ALC? A. There should be comfortable space for the learner in the computer lab and classroom. The space requirement depends on number of machines and respective number of learners. Question 15. Can ALC start two or more Centres once they become ALC? A. Authorization is given only to the applied location. In case any ALC wants to start another Centre then they will have to apply again for new location. Question 16. Can ALC conduct other courses at the same location authorised by other organisation. A. Yes, provided they do not divert the admission. If any Learner approaches ALC for MKCL courses then they must convince him for taking admission to MKCL courses only. Question 17. Will MKCL provide license software for all the machines? MKCL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS A. MKCL will provide licensed software for the number of computers declared by the ALC in the application form. This resource is licensed for conducting courses provided by MKCL. Question 18. What is the intake capacity for an ALC? A. For an Authorized Learning Center the minimum Intake capacity per MICIT batch is 120 and changes depending on no. of client machines. o The process of calculating this is based on the following initial conditions. o The intake capacity of an ALC is dependent on the number of computers. o The minimum number of computers (Client machines) required by an ALC is 5. o The student to PC ratio is 2:1 i.e.1 PC is used for 1 hr by 2 learners. o Each learner has 6 lab sessions and 6 classroom sessions in a week. o There are 24 learners everyday on 1 PC as we can have 12 separate batches of 2 hrs(1 hr theory and 1 hr practical) each every day. This is considering 12 hr of operations every day. o For an Authorized Learning Center the minimum Intake capacity per MICIT batch is calculated as follows o 5*2*12=120. o PC*learners per PC*no. of batches everyday*swap factor. Question 19. Will there be different fee structure for rural and urban Learners? A. No. Since the operational cost of the ALC remains same in urban as well as rural area such differentiation cannot be imposed. Question 20. Will there be any charges for starting net banking account? A. MKCL will provide net banking account to ALC at no extra cost. Question 21. Who will bear the study material cost? A. MKCL will provide the study material. The cost of the same is included in the fees. The study material will be delivered to ALC at no extra cost. The ALC will not charge any additional amount to the learner for the study material Question 22. Who will bear the Advertising cost? A. MKCL will publish advertisement on State and National Level in major mediums like Press, Radio and T V. Local level, individual or area centric advertising and promotions will be done by ALC and MF. Question23. How much money an ALC needs to give? A. The ALC has to pay Rs. 18, 500/- .The break up of this is as follows: Annual Registration Cost=Rs. 3500/- Deposit for course material= Rs. 5000/-(refundable) MKCL ERA Software License cost= Rs.10,000/- Question24. How much money AOMF needs to give? MKCL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS A. The MF has to pay a refundable deposit of Rs. 1 lakh. Further to this the MF is required to pay Rs. 18, 500/- for running an ALC. Question 25. What are the list of documents required by AO ALC? A. Please add here…………………………………………………………………………………………………… Question 26. What support will the MF provide to the ALC? A. Following is the role of MF with respect to ALC. a. Informing the offering of MKCL to AO ALCs b. Conducting seminars of AO ALCs c. Handholding AO ALC during the registration process of ALC d. Orientation of ALC staff from time to time e. Create Regional Center, District Center (One each) in respective regions for coordinating the activities f. Supporting ALCs for Promotion and Marketing g. Facilitating them for the conduct of the MKCL program h. Administrative support to MKCL & SLC for communication, coordination with ALCs i. Handholding ALC for transformation Question 27. Does the MF charge any amount from the AO ALC? A. NO. MF will not charge any amount from AO ALC during the registration process for starting ALC. Question 29. How can Learning Facilitator understand MICIT course? A. All the guidelines are given on MKCL website. ALC will receive Learning Facilitator Kit from MKCL when AO ALC is approved as ALC. MF will deliver this CD and will also train the LF on how to use it. LF will also to refer to Day-wise breakup and norms published on MKCL website. Question 30. Is there any way I can come to know whether my Center will be able to generate profits out of this? A. Please refer to AO ALC registration process presentation. Before drawing the Demand draft for registration AO ALC has to download the excel sheet from the website. This excel sheet is designed to understand the feasibility of the ALC while conducting the MICIT course. AO ALC can change the figures as per their local conditions and financial situations. Then this excel sheet will give the profit figures.
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