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Q. 1 What is Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd (MKCL)?

Q. 2 What is MKCL’s New Center Registration Process for the calendar year 2014?

Q. 3 What is Applicant Organization (AO)?

Q. 4 What is Training Provider (TP)?

Q. 5 What are the criteria for AOs to apply under TP?

Q. 6 What is Local Lead Center (LLC)?

Q. 7 What is Regional Lead Center (RLC)?

Q. 8 What is Taluka/Ward Lead Center (TLC/WLC)?

Q. 9 What is Authorized Learning Center (ALC)?

Q. 10 What is Revenue Inspection Circle (RIC)?

Q. 11 What is City Area?

Q. 12 What is RIC area?

Q. 13 What is the Center Registration Fees?

Q. 14 Do I need to show complete Center Setup (including IT Infrastructure -Computing Resources) at the time of online application?

Q. 15 What is Apply Online?

Q. 16 Is PAN card compulsory for finalization of New Centers in 2014?

Q. 17 What is SOLAR login ID?

Q. 18 How can I access MKCL's ALC registration website?

Q. 19 What if I do not receive Applicant ID or I face any problems during New ALC Registration Process?

Q. 20 What is the selection procedure for AO after applying online for the New Center Registration process?

Q. 21 How can I choose my TP?

Q. 22 Can I select more than one TP?

Q. 23 What is AO approval given by TP?

Q. 24 What are the criteria for AO's to apply under MKCL TP?

Q. 25 What kind of Computing Resources and Computer Set up do I require?

Q. 26 When does Center Setup (including IT Infrastructure -Computing Resources) criteria need to be fulfilled?

Q. 27 What are various documents that I need to submit?

Q. 28 What is Project Report?

Q. 29 What is On-CeT and why it is required?

Q. 30 On-CeT: For how many faculties can I nominate?

Q. 31 How much I have to pay for nominating faculty for On-CeT?

Q. 32 What are documents AO needs to submit at LLC Location after TP confirmation?

Q. 33 If my application gets rejected on the basis of inability to submit all necessary documents to LLC within stipulated date, how much amount is refundable?

Q. 34 If multiple AOs from same ward or area are fulfilling MKCL’s norms then on what basis MKCL will give authorization?

Q. 35 On what grounds your application may get rejected?

Q. 36 What is the purpose of LLC and TP visit?

Q. 37 What is Intake Capacity?

Q. 38 What are the modes of Admission for MS-CIT course?

Q. 39 If I get authorization for the year 2014 and if my center does not get registered in the year 2013, how much amount will be refunded?

Q. 40 If I get authorization for Calendar year 2014, then from which batch can I start registering learners for MS-CIT course?

Q. 41 What is the criteria for Educational Institute?

Q. 42 What is open area list?




Q. 1 What is Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd (MKCL)?

A. For more information regarding Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), please click on following link: http://www.mkcl.org

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Q. 2 What is MKCL's New Center Registration Process for the calendar year 2014?

A. IT Literacy program of MKCL is run through its Authorized Learning Centers. MKCL gives authorizations to the organizations / educational institutes that are interested in achieving this mission of IT Literacy. The approval is given when the applicant successfully goes through the processes defined by MKCL. This process of granting authorizations to Applicant Organizations is called as New Center Registration Process. The authorization remains valid for one calendar year and needs to be renewed every year, subject to good performance in order to remain a part of the MKCL network.

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Q. 3 What is Parent Organization (PO) and Applicant Organization (AO)?

A. Parent organization is any business entity who is willing to do business with MKCL by applying online registration process defined by MKCL.
Parent organization will fill the basic details of the organization and becomes the Applicant organization (AO).
Applicant organization (AO) is the activity center of parent organization (PO) who has applied online for MS-CIT center registration process defined by MKCL. Henceforth we will use AO as a terminology for further processing.

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Q. 4 What is Training Provider (TP)?

A. TP means the Empanelled Training Provider, as described and prescribed by GR no. Ma.TANTRA 3700(132/2000)/TE-3 dated October 03, 2000 and October 13, 2000, empanelled to establish and run the ALCs or the Training Provider empanelled by MKCL as per its norms from time to time.

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Q. 5 What are the criteria for AOs to apply under TP?

A. Kindly contact respective TPs for more information on individual criteria. For Details of TPs click here

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Q. 6 What is Local Lead Center (LLC)?

A. Local Lead Center is appointed and authorized by MKCL as per its norms, for discharging certain responsibilities and carrying out certain activities on its behalf in the assigned geographical jurisdiction. For Details of LLCs click here

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Q. 7 What is Regional Lead Center (RLC)?

A. Regional Lead Centre is appointed and authorized by MKCL as per its norms, for overseeing and coordinating the functioning of LLCs within its assigned regional jurisdiction and to discharge certain responsibilities on behalf of MKCL. For Details of RLCs click here

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Q. 8 What is Taluka/Ward Lead Center (TLC/WLC)?

A. Taluka/Ward Lead Centre is appointed and authorized by MKCL as per its norms, for overseeing and coordinating the functioning of ALCs within its assigned regional (Taluka or Ward) jurisdiction and to discharge certain responsibilities on behalf of LLC. For Details of TLC/WLCs click here

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Q. 9 What is Authorized Learning Center (ALC)?

A. ALC is an Authorized Learning Center of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd which has configuration as per MKCL’s norms and is authorized to conducts MKCL’s MS-CIT course.

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Q. 10 What is Revenue Inspection Circle (RIC)?

A. Revenue Inspection Circle is Subdivision of a Tahsil, comprises of several villages.

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Q. 11 What is City Area?

A. If a particular Area is divided into several wards then that area comprising of all those wards under that particular area is called as city area. Cities are the areas where you can apply on the basis of your ward number and specific area name where you would like to register for authorization.

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Q. 12 What is RIC area?

A. It is Revenue Inspection Circle Area. Kindly check your location lies in which RIC. RIC is Subdivision of a Tahsil, Revenue subdivision comprising several villages.

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Q. 13 What is the Center Registration Fees?

A. For ALC Application -
1. Rs. 5000/- towards Study Material Deposit (Refundable subject to Rejection)
2. Rs. 4000/- towards Annual Registration Fee (Refundable subject to Rejection)
3. Rs. 8000/- towards LMS Fees (Refundable subject to Rejection)
4. Rs. 500/- towards Processing Fees (Non- Refundable)
5. Rs. 8000/- towards Common Marketing Contribution Fund (Refundable subject to Rejection)

For On-CeT Faculty Nomination
1. For Each faculty Rs. 500/- (Non-Refundable)

Applicant organization has to nominate minimum one faculty if they wish to process further. AO can nominate maximum three faculty per center.

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Q. 14 Do I need to show complete Center Setup (including IT Infrastructure -Computing Resources) at the time of online application?

A. No, not required at the time of online application.

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Q. 15 What is Apply Online?

A. By accessing URL www.mkcl.org/register, you can see the center registration home page. On this home page you have to click on Apply Online link. Parent organization will fill the basic details.PO will get Applicant Organisation(AO) login and password by clicking on the activation link received on email.

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Q. 16 Is PAN card compulsory for finalization of New Centers in 2014?

A. As mentioned in the process documents, PAN Card is mandatory for finalization of New Centers in 2014. However, AOs could upload any of the (mentioned) valid identity documents in the initial application phase. But in the later phase(s), PAN Card is mandatory.

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Q. 17 What is SOLAR login ID?

A. SOLAR login ID is the ID that will be used to get access to MKCL website and submitting the required Information. That will be used as AO login id to do bus

* By virtue of getting Application ID and Password, does not mean that Applicant Organization has got MKCL's authorization.

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Q. 18 How can I access MKCL's ALC registration website?

A. You will have to click on Login link provided on http://www.mkcl.org/register home page to get access to MKCL website. Then you will have to enter your SOLAR login ID and Password to access to MKCL ALC registration website.

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Q. 19 What if I face any problems during New ALC Registration Process?

A. Please mail Contact to respective Training Provider mention on this link: www.mkcl.org/register

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Q. 20 What is the selection procedure for AO after applying online for the New Center Registration process?

A. 1. Applicant Organization will have to apply online and get its SOLAR login ID.
2. AO has to fill all the required details online by using SOLAR login ID that is obtained after applying online.
3. Applicant Organization has to select Training Provider.
4. Training Provider will recommend the Applicant Organization.
5. AO has to pay the mentioned Registration Fee.
6. Faculty nominated by AO will have to appear for On-CeT examination.
7. Faculty nominated by AO will have to pass an on-site examination for qualifying for the further process.
8. If Faculty nominated by AO fails On-CeT examination, AO will be disqualified for the further process of New Center Registration Process.

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Q. 21 How can I choose my TP?

A. While submitting the Expression of Interest (EOI), AO should choose the one of the TP from drop down list.

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Q. 22 Can I select more than one TP?

A. No, you can select any one Training Provider at the time of EOI submission.

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Q. 23 What is AO approval given by TP?

A. When you select your TP from your login; TP's will be able to view the list of all AO's who have selected that particular TP. If TP agrees that you have fulfilled all the necessary norms specified by MKCL, TP will recommend you from their login for the further Process. If the application is rejected by the selected TP, then you can re-select the TP once again.

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Q. 24 What are the criteria for AO's to apply under MKCL TP?

A. Educational Institution (which is recognized by the Board of Government of Maharashtra/ University/ College/ Polytechnic or School conducting regular full time courses (hereinafter collectively referred to as EI/s)) can select the MKCL as TP. Educational Institution can apply from Rural/semi-Urban/Urban.
AO (other than Educational Institution) applying from rural area can select MKCL as TP. However, if AO(other than Educational Institution) applying from Semi-Urban/Urban then AO cannot select MKCL as TP.

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Q. 25 What kind of Computing Resources and Computer Set up do I require?

A. Minimum Computing Resources required: 1 Server + 1 Client (Min.)
Please click on following link to know details about Computing Resources and Center Setup
www.mkcl.org/register

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Q. 26 When does Center Setup (including IT Infrastructure -Computing Resources) criteria need to be fulfilled?

A. After declaration of On-CeT result, only eligible AOs need to prepare the Center Setup (including IT Infrastructure -Computing Resources) within time period stipulated by MKCL.

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Q. 27 What are various documents that I need to submit?

A. Please find details of required documents on our website. (www.mkcl.org/register)

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Q. 28 What is Business Plan?

A. Business Plan is the projection/overview of your business including various analysis reports. AO need to fill business plan in detail and upload the same after become Eligible AO.

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Q. 29 What is On-CeT and why it is required?

A. Please click on following link for the details.
(www.mkcl.org/register)

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Q. 30 On-CeT: For how many faculties can I nominate?

A. Applicant organization has to nominate minimum one faculty if they wish to process further. AO can nominate maximum three faculty per center.

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Q. 31 How much I have to pay for nominating faculty for On-CeT?

A. For Each faculty nomination you will have to pay Rs. 500/- (Non- Refundable)

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Q. 32 What are documents AO needs to submit to LLC at LLC visit?

A. You will get the list of required document on www.mkcl.org/register.

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Q. 33 If AO application gets rejected on the basis of inability to submit all necessary documents to LLC within stipulated date, how much amount is refundable?

A. If AO application gets rejected on the basis of inability to submit all necessary documents mentioned by MKCL, in that case MKCL will not process such application Rs. 17000/- and CMF Rs. 8000/- ( if received) will be given back to AO.

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Q. 34 If multiple AOs from same ward or area are fulfilling MKCL’s norms then on what basis MKCL will give authorization?

A. 1. On-CeT Marks: - MKCL will rank AOs on the basis of highest marks in On-CeT and recommendation will be given to the AO whose faculty has scored more/highest marks in On-CeT Examination.
2. If On-CeT Marks are same: - AO will be interviewed by interview panel and based on the location details and local conditions, decision will be taken.

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Q.35 On what grounds your application may get rejected?

A. 1. If you fill untrue/wrong information, your application may get rejected
2. If TP does not approve your application on basis of MKCL norms.
3. If mentioned fees is not paid within the stipulated dates.
4. If LLC has rejected the application based on location provided by AO.
5. If all faculties nominated by you fails in On-CeT Examination.
6. If your faculty gets less marks in On-CeT as compared to other AO's applied in respective area faculty.
7. If you do not submit documents related to address details within stipulated date to LLC
8. If you do not prepare setup (Infrastructure and Computing Resource) as per norms set by MKCL
9. If LLC or TP does not recommend you after their visit to your location based on incompliance of MKCL norms

*Kindly note that MKCL shall be the final authority for Approval/Rejection of AO application and MKCL's decision shall be held final.

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Q. 36 What is the purpose of LLC and TP visit?

A. By visit of LLC and TP, MKCL ensures that the information furnished by AO is true in all regards.

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Q. 37 What is Intake Capacity?

A. Intake capacity is the capacity given by MKCL for registering the no. of learners in a particular batch of MS-CIT course. Intake Capacity depends on your computing recourses. AO will have to upload Server & Client details through WORM software. One Client Computer = 24 Learners

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Q. 38 What are the modes of Admission for MS-CIT course?

A. * Center Based without Installment
* Center Based with Two Installment
* Center Based with Three Installment

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Q. 39 If I get authorization for the year 2014 and if my center does not get renewed for the year 2015, how much amount will be refunded?

A. Only Rs. 5000/- deposited for Study Material Deposit will be refunded to ALC.

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Q. 40 If I get authorization for Calendar year 2014, then from which batch can I start registering learners for MS-CIT course?

A. January 2014 Batch

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Q. 41 What is the criteria for Educational Institute?

A. We will consider the applications of Educational Institute (School, Colleges etc.) for MS-CIT new center registration process even they from close area also. This will be decide on case to case basis and MKCL decision will be final in this case.

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Q. 42 What is open area list?

A. This is a list of areas finalized by MKCL based on market potential in specific area. MKCL reserves right to add/edit/delete Open Area list at any time during the process.

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