Nationwide virtual training for engg lecturers

The training is an ambitious project of the National Mission on Education Through ICT, under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering and Technology, Mysore (SJCET), and Amrita Institute of Technology in Bangalore, in the State, are of the 38 colleges in the country selected for the first phase of the project.

Under the project, lecturers in Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Instrumentation Technology and Computer Science will be trained.

Direct interaction

The participants can interact with the experts at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, through video conferencing. Of the total duration, 30 minutes have been reserved for question-answer session. Since the session is beamed to all centres simultaneously, participants at one location can witness the interaction from all the centres. Amrita Institute of Technology has designed a special software for the project, and IIT Mumbai has provided it to all the colleges selected for the programme.

“The coaching enhances the teaching quality,” SJCET principal Dr B G Sangameshwara told Deccan Herald. Prof  R S Anandamurthy, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics, said it would benefit the participants if the duration of question-answer session  was extended.

Around 30 lecturers from Mysore, Shimoga, Hassan, Kodagu and other parts of the State are taking part in the 10-day programme. The Union government has earmarked Rs 4,600 crore for the four-year unique programme.

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