Colleges meet on ‘reshaping education during pandemic’

YACHULI, 14 Jul: A two-day webinar on ‘Reshaping education during pandemic’ was organised by Government College Yachuli, in collaboration with Hansraj College, New Delhi on 13 and 14 July to highlight the problems faced by the teaching and student communities during the Covid-19 crisis and the measures to resolve the problems.

The academicians discussed the severe harm caused by the pandemic towards the quality of education in India. They also accepted the fact that “there is no other way apart from online teaching and imparting of education during the pandemic.”

The teachers were also encouraged to adopt various e-platforms available online to help aid in their teachings.

To deal with issues, such as interrupted electricity, internet disruptions/ unavailability in remote areas, lack of technical literacy and inability to own technical devices like smart-phones, laptops etc, it was suggested that students from under-privileged backgrounds be encouraged. The concerned institutes were provided several options to impart education to those students.

This webinar was organised under the Vidya Vistar Scheme of the Government of India to collaborate a mentor and a mentee college from a remote area to impart quality education to all the sections of the country.

The webinar recorded participation from the faculty members, researchers, students and other interested participants from different fields across the country, and a few international participants.

Resource persons included distinguished academicians, such as  Hansraj College Principal Prof Rama Devi; University of Delhi Department of Political Science Prof Prakash Singh; Sambalpur University, Odisha Vice-Chancellor Prof Sanjeev Mittal; Associate Professor Dr Anga Padu and Prof Boa Reena Tok from Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh; Institute of Management Studies, Kurukshetra University Haryana Director Prof Bhag Singh Bodla; Guru Jambheswar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana Prof Umesh Arya and IGGC, Tezu Assistant Professor Dr Sukanta Kumar Pradhan.