Smart Classes for govt degree colleges

Higher Education Minister R V Deshpande said that the State government would introduce Smart Classes at 100 government degree colleges, soon. Similarly, Tele-Education solutions will be implemented in 357 of the 411 degree colleges, he said.

Speaking at the programme organised to launch several developmental works in the city, here on Saturday, he said that starting smart/virtual classes would help the government address complaints of staff shortage.

“With the help of smart classes, expert lecturers of a subject can be made to pre-record classes, so that they could be projected in the classroom,” he said.

Tele-Education classes, which will first be introduced in Gulbarga, will help in streaming classes via Edusat and will also allow students to interact with lecturers in real time, he said. Both Smart Classes Tele-education will implement IT solutions and address the issue of staff shortage faced by government colleges.

Such a measure, he said, would ensure affordable and quality education to students in government colleges.

One of the aims of the State government was to attract even economically well off students to government colleges, by providing such amenities, he said.

He said that there were 4,000 start-ups of young entrepreneurs in Bengaluru, whose innovations were worth Rs 50 billion.

Every year 700-800 such start-ups come up in the city, he said. Noting the potential among students, instructions have been sent to all colleges to start “Innovation clubs” and encourage research and development among students, he said.
DH News Service

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