Punjabi University has becomes the first University in the region to go digital as far as spreading of education transcending geographical boundaries is concerned.
Under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visionary Digital India Programme and Ministry of Human Resource Development’s NME-ICT project, University’s Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) has been allotted three more projects for e-Content and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in addition to a DTH channel so as to impart education using ICT to reach students in every nook and corner of the country.
Sharing this information on Monday Prof Gurmeet Singh Maan, Director, EMRC, Punjabi University said that under Phase I of the project, the Centre was allotted the subjects of performing Arts and Applied Physical Science (Computer Science) for the development of e-Content
programmes, which have already been uploaded onto the Internet for its dispersion among the students all around the country. The Centre has been additionally allotted three more subjects, including Cyber Security, Population Studies and Physical Education which are nearing completion. The Centre received had grant worth Rs 1 crore for this project.
While appreciating the move and the potentiality of the online courses, and congratulating the University’s EMRC, Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice- Chancellor, Punjabi University, said that these courses will vehemently complement the regular classroom learning, following the pattern of ‘inclusive education’. It will also benefit the students who are underprivileged and marginalised to get knowledge from the experts of high level.
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