Jadavpur University has formally determined to provide android handsets and data pack to 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 maintain last semester examination in arts and science stream in contactless digital mode from October 1 to 10. JU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Chiranjib Bhattacharya advised PTI on Sunday that these students not having smartphones and web connectivity might be supplied with the handsets and data 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 mentioned.
He, nevertheless, mentioned the overall variety of such students was being assessed by a college committee after the students’ union supplied their very own survey determine.
Asked how the students not having android units and poor web 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 full the method as early as doable.
Semester lessons for engineering are slated to start from September 25.
Asked to elaborate on the digital mode of instructing, Bhattacharya mentioned it will likely be finished on a digital platform on Google.
Also, audio and video clips of lectures and course contents might be uploaded at a safe, protected devoted part in college portal.
The academics of the involved division might be in a position to entry the part and share the hyperlinks of recordsdata by pdf with the coed having web connectivity.
The students having web connectivity will share the contents with these disadvantaged of the services as of now.
Once they too get the services, everybody might be in a position to take part in lessons and there might be no digital divide.
The varsity will provide the handsets and web pack from its personal fund raised from contributions from varied quarters together with alumni and college.
The Pro-VC mentioned the college on Friday determined to maintain last semester exams in arts and science streams from October 1 to 10 in ‘non-contact, digital’ mode.
“Questions might be despatched by e mail earlier than exams.
Students may have to obtain the questions and reply on paper sheet in two hours time. After two hours they’ll have to mail it again by attachment,” he mentioned.
The students might be given some additional time retaining in thoughts web connectivity points however that can not be indefinitely prolonged.
“If any student faces difficulty he can call up a helpline number given before the exams,” he mentioned.
The varsity determined to maintain exams after the UGC gave nod to the state Higher training division to conduct last semester exams in October, he mentioned.