History of IMPACT Centre

During its long and glorious history, IMPACT Centre is a result of upgradation from IMPACT Project - SSS .

IMPACT Project - SSS was a pilot project on manpower development in Electronics and Computers, with initial assistance from the World Bank, The Swiss Development Cooperation & Govt. of India, aims at improving the quality of Under-graduate and Diploma level Education to meet the needs of the Industry. It is being implemented in 32 Participating Institutions (PIs) consisting of 14 Engineering Colleges, 12 Polytechnics and 6 CEDTs, during 1991-97. Five premier institutions, Jadavpur University-Calcutta, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore and NEC Bangalore act as Resource Centres (RCs) to the project, providing professional support to the PIs.

The Project Implementation Unit is under Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India, previously known as Department of Electronics (DOE), New Delhi. In order to ensure that the gain achieved under Project IMPACT do not wither away, Sustainability Support Scheme (SSS) was launched w.e.f. January 1998 with a unique built-in feature of revenue generation at the SSS PIs. Sustainability Support Scheme has been implemented with the objectives namely to sustain the quality of education and training of engineering undergraduate and diploma students in the fields of Electronics and Computer, to provide up-gradation of knowledge and skills of industry professionals through Continuing Engineering Education Programme and to strengthen the linkage between academic institutions and industry.

To follow these instructions of Department of Electronics (DOE), Project IMPACT developed education training tie-ups with CMC Ltd. (at that time it was a Govt. of India Enterprise), ECIL-ECIT (Education & Training department of Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. of Dept. of Atomic Energy) and M/S Brainware India Pvt. Ltd. to develop and supply industry standard and efficient manpower to the growing need of IT industry.

Members of Administrative Committee:
  1. Prof. Suranjan Das, Vice Chancellor, Chairman.
  2. Dr. Ashish Swarup Verma, Pro Vice-Chancellor.
  3. Prof. Sugata Hazra, Dean, Faculty of Inter-disciplinary Studies, Law & management, JU.
  4. Dr. Pradip Kumar Ghosh, Registrar JU.
  5. Dr. Subir Chakraborty, Jt. Registrar, JU.
  6. Mr. Gour Krishna Pattanayak, Finance Officer, JU
  7. Prof. S. Chattopadhyay , Dept. of IT,JU, Coordinator
  8. Prof. Rajib Banerjee, Dept. of Instrumentation and Electronics Engg.,JU
  9. Prof. Prabir Kundu, Dept. of Mathematics, JU
  10. Prof. D. Ghosh Dastidar. Retired Professor, JU (permanent invitee).
  11. Prof. D. D. Sinha. Dept. of Comp. Sc. & Engg, CU

The Following Courses Are Offered Jointly With M/S Brainware Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Computerised Financial Accounting (PGDCFA)
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis and Stock Market (PGDFSM)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Hardware & Networking (PGDHN)
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Network Technologies (PGDNT)
  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering (PGDSE)
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Information Technology (PGDBIT)
  7. Post Graduate Diploma in Graphics Designs(PGDGD)
  8. Post Graduate Diploma in 3D Modelling & Animation (PGDMA)
  9. Post Graduate Diploma in Video Editing (PGDVE)
  10. Post Graduate Diploma in Web Designing (PGDWEB)
  11. Post Graduate Diploma in Web Development (PGDWD)
  12. Certificate Course in Desk Top Publishing and Image Editing
  13. Certificate Course in BPO
  14. Certificate Course in Oracle
  15. Certificate Course in Microsoft .NET Programming
  16. Certificate Course in Advanced Linux Administration & Scripting
  17. Certificate Course in Android Apps Development
  18. Certificate Course inIOS Apps Development

All the above courses are conducted in collaboration with Brainware. Please contact Brainware for details like course fees, course timing. Click here to go to Brainware website.

Short term Courses which are offered on request :

  1. DBMS(mySQL)
  2. Java + Advanced Java
  3. C++
  4. Data Structure & Algorithms

Details of "on-request" or custom made courses are available under achievement section of this web site. For any query please contact 033 2414-6138 Mon-Fri 11am-5:30PM mail: impact_jadavpur@yahoo.co.in


Apart from serving IT industry by providing software and hardware professionals, this project, since its conception, has been showing keen interest to spread computer education among the common people who are not directly related to IT industries and also to the less privileged and financially backward students. Some examples are as follows:

  • Basic computer training to the staff of Pollution Control Board, Kolkata.
  • Computer training to the employees of West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation.
  • Training to the Eastern Railway Employees Cooperative Bank.
  • Computer training to the teachers of Dept. of International Relations, JU
  • Computer training to the staff of Jadavpur University.
  • Developed software to maintain data for Employees Medical Insurance previously used by Welfare section, JU.
  • Developed multimedia cd-rom of district statistical database of Howrah District.
  • Conducting spoken English and computer training classes (in the highly sophisticated computer lab of IMPACT) with free mid day Tiffin for the hundreds of non-privileged students who live in various villages around Bugnan, Howrah District.
  • Offering low cost computer basic courses.
  • Offering discount on course fees for the employees of Jadavpur University and also for their family members.
Some high level short courses conducted by IMPACT
  • Teacher's Training Programs under CEEP on various subjects of computer science during 1991 to 2000
  • Training program on "Y2K problem solving" in collaboration with Institute of Computer Engineers (India).
  • C-Level course in collaboration with Institute of Computer Engineers (India).
  • Advanced training courses for the employees of CATS Software.
  • Advanced training courses for the employees of Tech Mahindra.
Also the following courses were conducted at Salt Lake campus
Name of the Program Duration & Date No. of Participants
Introduction to Computer Programming & Web Technology
(C, HTML, Java, JavaScript, XML)
Venue: 2nd Campus
3 Months (120 Hours)
(6:00 - 8:00 P.M.)
1. 26th August 2002 to
12th December 2002
2. 19th May 2003 to 20th August 2003
1. 27
2. 14
(Basic Commands, Shell Programming, Linux - C - Programming, Linux Administration)
Venue: 2nd Campus
1 & 1/2 Months (60 Hours)
(6:00 - 8:00 P.M.)
1. 16th June 2003 to 8th August 2003
2. 22nd January 2004 to 22nd March.
1. 19
2. 23
Oracle 9i
( RDBMS Concepts, SQL, PL/SQL, Introduction to D2K & Oracle Administration, Project)
Venue: 2nd Campus
2 & 1/2 Months (100 Hours)
(6:00 - 8:00 P.M.)
1. 11th August to 24th November 2003
2. 5th July to 9th August 2004
1. 12
2. 09
(Classes, Interfaces, Inheritance, Packages, Exception Handling, I/O Processing, Utility Classes, Threads, AWT/Swing, Applet)
Venue: 2nd Campus
5 Weeks (70 Hrs)
(5:30 - 8:30 P.M. )
28th March. to 30th April, 2005
Wipro-JU IT Training Programming
Venue: 2nd Campus
(9:30 A.M to 6:30 P.M.)
6th June to 29th July 2005
Tech Mahindra - JU IT Training Programme for employee induction
Venue: 2nd Campus
3 Months
(9:30 A.M to 6:30 P.M.)
June to September 2007
Advanced Java & J2EE Certificate Course
(JDBC, Swing, XML, Servlets, J2ME, EJB)
Venue: 2nd Campus
3 Months
(6:00 - 8:00 PM)
January - March 2009
C Programming Course
Venue: Main Campus
4 Months
(6:00 - 8:00 PM)
August - November 2014
Data Structures & Algorithm
Venue: 2nd Campus
4 Months
(6:00 - 9:00 PM)
January - April 2016
Future Plans
  • To take up a major drive in computer literacy programme throughout West Bengal.
  • To support and promote training activities in the area of Information Technology & Computer Technology in India.
  • To arrange lectures, discussions, workshops, seminars, conferences etc. for bridging the digital divide.
  • To collaborate with the IT industries and their consortiums to promote activities related to filling up the gap between the needs of the Industry.
  • To co-operate with other persons and institutions in attaining the above objects or any of them.
  • To develop audio-visual, computer based and other aids for education and training including study and demonstration materials, audio, video and computer software etc.
  • To engage in retraining of teachers in private engineering colleges
  • To conduct training of computer literacy courses for officers and staff in the University
  • To render technical assistance or advice public / private institutions / organizations, Govt. Or Semi-Govt. bodies, panchayats, zilla parishads, municipalities, corporations etc. in their endeavours to change their business processes
  • To engage and assist in academic/ developmental/ research/literary/ pedagogic activities as may be deemed appropriate by the governing body.
  • To engage in computer training of underprivileged people