What Is Information and Communication Technology (ICT)?

Information and communications technology (ICT) skills refer to one’s ability to converse with people through various technologies. Similar to information technology (IT), ICT refers to technology use for regular, everyday tasks: sending an email, making a video call, searching the internet, using a tablet or mobile phone, and more.ICT skills could also include the ability to use older communication technologies such as telephones, radios, and televisions.The term ICT is also used to refer to the convergence of audiovisual and telephone networks with computer networks through a single cabling or link system. There are large economic incentives to merge the telephone network with the computer network system using a single unified system of cabling, signal distribution, and management. ICT is an umbrella term that includes any communication device, encompassing radio, television, cell phones, computer and network hardware, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and appliances with them such as video conferencing and distance learning.





  • Vermaat, M, E(2010), Discovery Computers: digital technology, data and devices, Boston:Course technology Press.


  •  Introduction,Overview and its type
  •  Hardware:Computer Systems and Components,Storage Devices and Cloud Computing
  •  Software:Operating System, Programming and Application Software
  •  Introduction to Programming Language
  •  Database and Information Systems Networks
  • The Hierarchy of Data and Maintaining Data
  •  File Processing vs Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Network
  • Physical Transmission Media and Wireless Transmission Media
  • Application of smart phone and usage
  • The Internet,Browser and Search Engines
  • Websites Concepts,Mobile Computing and their application
  • E-commerce & Application
  • IT security and other issues
  • Cyber laws and Ethics of using Social media.
  • Use of Microsoft Tools

Learning Outcomes:

Lab Work  carried out to develop students computer skills.At the end of this course student will be able to work on MS word,Powerpoint,Spreadsheet and other communication software.


  • Final Term Exam: 50 Marks
  • Mid Term Exam: 30 Marks
  • Sessional: 20 Marks
    • Assignment 1: 05 Marks
    • Assignment 2: 05 Marks
    • Assignment 3: 05 Marks
    • Assignment 4: 05 Marks


  • BS Urdu 3rd Regular (Monday: 10:00-11:30 AM) (Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:30 AM)
  • BS Urdu 3rd Self (Tuesday: 03:00 - 04:30AM) (Friday: 12:00 - 01:30 PM)

Course Material