Post Graduate Diploma in E-Governance (PGDeG) - In the present age of rising aspirations and expectations of people, the thrust of the Governments all over the world has been to provide good governance for peace, prosperity, growth and dignified life to it’s citizens. According to UNESCO “e- Governance is the public sector’s use of information and communication technologies with the aim of improving information and service delivery, encouraging citizen participation in the decision-making process and making government more accountable, transparent and effective”. In India, the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) envisioned to make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality and to ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs to realise the basic needs of the common man. Significantly large numbers of e-governance projects are under implementation and many are on the anvil which calls for deployment of manpowers with the skills necessary to implement an egovernance project from conceptualization to complete roll out stage. As per NeGP a large number of trained professionals are required to manage e-Governance projects in Government and Software Industry. Based on the recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission on promoting e-Governance, Kerala State Government has proposed Capacity Building at the individual level by starting a Diploma / Degree programme on e-Governance. One-year full-time post Graduate Program in e-Governance offered by the Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management –Kerala (IIITM-K) and the Institute of Management in Government (IMG), aims at high standards in Information Technology, Management and Governance. The programme focuses on capacity building in e-Governance through developing foundations in IT, Management, Government Process Reengineering and Change Management.
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