Jadavpur College has formally determined to offer android handsets and information pack to college students, not having such services, as new semester courses are slated to start this month, an official stated on Sunday. The JU additionally determined to carry last semester examination in arts and science stream in contactless digital mode from October 1 to 10. JU Professional-Vice-Chancellor Chiranjib Bhattacharya informed PTI on Sunday that these college students not having smartphones and community connectivity shall be supplied with the handsets and information pack in arts, science and engineering streams very quickly.
“We will provide them with good quality sets compatible with net facilities, sharing, uploading and downloading options and for those needing good connectivity data pack and recharge for three months,” Bhattacharya stated.
He, nevertheless, stated the whole variety of such college students was being assessed by a college committee after the scholars’ union offered their very own survey determine. Requested how the scholars not having android units and poor web connectivity will get entry to courses as digital courses in arts and science are slated to start from September 14, Bhattacharya stated the authorities are planning to finish the method as early as potential. Semester courses for engineering are slated to start from September 25.
Requested to elaborate on the digital mode of instructing, Bhattacharya stated will probably be finished on a digital platform on Google. Additionally, audio and video clips of lectures and course contents shall be uploaded at a safe, protected devoted part in college portal. The lecturers of the involved division will have the ability to entry the part and share the hyperlinks of information by pdf with the scholar having web connectivity.
The scholars having web connectivity will share the contents with these disadvantaged of the services as of now. As soon as they too get the services, everybody will have the ability to take part in courses and there shall be no digital divide. The varsity will present the handsets and web pack from its personal fundraised from contributions from numerous quarters together with alumni and college.
The Professional-VC stated the college on Friday determined to carry last semester exams in arts and science streams from October 1 to 10 in ‘non-contact, digital’ mode. “Questions will be sent through email before exams. Students will have to download the questions and answer on paper sheet in two hours time. After two hours they will have to mail it back through attachment,” he stated. The scholars shall be given some additional time conserving in thoughts web connectivity points however that can’t be indefinitely prolonged.
“If any student faces difficulty he can call up a helpline number given before the exams,” he stated. The varsity determined to carry exams after the UGC gave nod to the state Greater training division to conduct last semester exams in October, he stated.