S. Kandasamy and K. Vinitha
The internet has emerged as the most powerful medium for storage and retrieval of information. This
paper deals with the use of internet by the students of the engineering college students in and around
of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. This paper examines the frequency of internet use, purpose of using
the internet, use of different internet services and impact of internet on engineering education.
Questionnaire method was used for collection of data from the engineering students. The main findings
35% were browsing Internet for the purpose of E-mail, 44% were browsing Internet through Mozilla Fire
Fox, 43.5% of them are using Internet to update their knowledge, and 80% of them are using Google
Search engine and also 50% of them are using Gmail service for mailing purpose and the main problem
faced by the students is accessing Internet is low speed of Internet.
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