THE INDIA – TANZANIA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (CoEICT)
VISION, MISSION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CENTRE
Functions of the Centre:
Functional Areas of the Centre
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING SECTION
For further information on High Performance Computing, please contact:
Mr. Ombeni Mnzava (High Performance Computing Head)
Telemedicine & E-Learning sections
This department is responsible for provision of telemedicine, e-learning and video conferencing services. To support these services, the Centre is equipped with state-of-the art facilities for telemedicine, e-learning, and Video-conferencing. Using available medical equipments and Sanjeevani software, doctors can conduct medical consultation and diagnosis, in Cardiology, Radiology and Pathology specialties. For E-learning, e-Sik Shak software developed by C-DAC, India, provides features like course organizer, Discussion/Bulletin board, Announcements, Assessment, Collaboration, Query Handler, Email, Whiteboard, and Chat.
To support these services, a video conferencing system is installed which allows real-time interactive video sessions to be held between central site (DIT) and other remote locations. The video conferencing system can also be used as an independent service for those who would like to use the facility. Currently DIT is connected to 10 remote locations namely:
1. Kibaha Education Center
IT Professional Courses Section
This department is in charge of conducting modular short-term proficiency courses in Information Technology. The courses are especially designed to address various ICT challenges that could be a setback to the full attainment of the national vision, “The Tanzania Development Vision 2025”. These challenges include, but not limited to, shortage of ICT workforce in the local labor market, low computer literacy rate among ordinary citizens and civil servants and extreme dependence on overseas companies to meet local demands of software products in both government and private sectors.
The following courses are offered at a certificate level ranging from one to three months duration of studies.
i. Professional Course in Information Technology
Research & Development Section
The department of ICT professional programs is not confined to training activities only. Plans are underway to open new section that will support research and consultancy activities in the area of ICT service support. The section will also engage in software production to meet demands of customized software packages for small-to-medium scale businesses in the local market.
List of staff in ITCOEICT for further information about the project
Head of ITCoE ICT
High Performance Computing Section
Telemedicine & e-learning Section
Instructors & Training Section Head
For further information about the project please contact
|Head of the Centre
|Dr. A. Nungu(PhD)|
|BSc Comp. (UDSM), MSc.|
|Comp.(Sweden) PhD (Sweden)|
|Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology
|P. O. Box 2958, Dar es Salaam,|
|General lines: +255-(0)22-2150174, +255-(0)22-2152496