West Bengal is one of the fastest growing state economies in the country. With the growing investment across most sectors, there will be an increasing demand of trained technical persons, day by day the industries are orienting themselves towards automation & Computerisation resulting in a huge demand of qualified Computer Professionals. Private computer training institutes are offering various courses to take advantage of this situation, especially in the urban areas.
The Sports & Youth Services Department (Youth Services Branch) of Govt. of West Bengal, since 1996 has reached computer education to practically every small town (both urban & rural) across the state. Each year more than 1.50 lakh students are being trained. Out of this 70% of the beneficiaries are from rural areas.