Jadavpur college to offer handset & knowledge pack to college students not having smartphones

KOLKATA: Jadavpur College has formally determined to offer android handsets and knowledge pack to college students, not having such services, as new semester lessons are slated to start this month, an official mentioned on Sunday. The JU additionally determined to carry closing semester examination in arts and science stream in contactless digital mode from October 1 to 10.

JU Professional-Vice-Chancellor Chiranjib Bhattacharya instructed on Sunday that these college students not having smartphones and internet connectivity can be supplied with the handsets and knowledge pack in arts, science and engineering streams very quickly.

“We’ll present them with good high quality units suitable with internet services, sharing, importing and downloading choices and for these needing good connectivity knowledge pack and recharge for 3 months,” Bhattacharya mentioned.
He, nevertheless, mentioned the full 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 internet connectivity will get entry to lessons as digital lessons in arts and science are slated to start from September 14, Bhattacharya mentioned the authorities are planning to finish the method as early as potential.

Semester lessons for engineering are slated to start from September 25.

Requested to elaborate on the digital mode of educating, Bhattacharya mentioned it is going to be performed on a digital platform on Google.

Additionally, audio and video clips of lectures and course contents can be uploaded at a safe, protected devoted part in college portal.

The lecturers of the involved division will be capable of entry the part and share the hyperlinks of recordsdata by pdf with the coed having internet connectivity.

The scholars having internet connectivity will share the contents with these disadvantaged of the services as of now.

As soon as they too get the services, everybody will be capable of take part in lessons and there can be no digital divide.

The varsity will present the handsets and internet pack from its personal fund raised from contributions from varied quarters together with alumni and school.

The Professional-VC mentioned the college on Friday determined to carry closing semester exams in arts and science streams from October 1 to 10 in ‘non-contact, digital’ mode.

“Questions can be despatched by e-mail earlier than exams. College students must obtain the questions and reply on paper sheet in two hours time. After two hours they must mail it again by attachment,” he mentioned.

The scholars can be given some further time protecting in thoughts internet connectivity points however that can not be indefinitely prolonged.

“If any scholar faces issue he can name up a helpline quantity given earlier than the exams,” he mentioned.

The varsity determined to carry exams after the UGC gave nod to the state Greater training division to conduct closing semester checks in October, he mentioned.

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