Utilization of Internet by the Students of Agricultural University

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Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Internet Utilization, College, Research Reference, Career Development, Agriculture Students
Authors:
Akhila, Samala; More, S. D.
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
6
Number:
6
Pages:
204-208
Month:
November
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
Internet is an existing arena where you can find information about almost every topic-you have books, encyclopaedias, magazines, articles and every other type of reference material at your fingertips. College students are heavy users of the Internet compared to the general population. The present study was conducted to know about utilization of internet by the students of Akola and Nagpur Agricultural colleges in Maharashtra. Data was collected with the help of questionnaire from 140 respondents. Ex-post facto research design was used for the study. Appropriate tools and technology were applied for the collection and interpretation of the data. In this study two indicators were considered viz., frequency of internet use and purpose of internet use to know about internet utilization by students. It is observed that majority of the respondents (71.4%) were using internet daily up to 2 hrs/day and the best three mostly preferred purposes on Internet use were, to collect information for research reference (71.43%), and for the purpose of career development (70.00%) and for sending and receiving e-mail to their friends & relatives (67.54%). From the present study it is concluded that majority (62.20%) level of the respondents are having medium level of internet utilization.

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