Srinagar, Mar 20: Seemingly pained by the academic loss, Kashmir University has started tele-lectures to help students study at home without compromising on the quality of education.
The university in collaboration with Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) has started delivering lectures using Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) Prabha DTH channels.
“SWAYAM Prabha DTH channels telecast lectures round the clock with a time duration of 6 hours. These channels are providing curriculum-based educational programs including live lectures in various higher education subjects which include Humanities, Science, Management, Computer Science and others”, Professor Shahid Rasool, media spokesperson, Kashmir University told The Kashmir Monitor.
Prof Shahid noted that the channels are free to air which can be accessed through cable operators. “In the current session, CEC is also delivering more than 150 SWAYAM MOOCs for Under Graduate and Post Graduate level students. Students can get written content also from the website that could help them keep pace with academics,” he said
Besides being available on the free DTH, these channels can be assessed on Dish TV and Reliance Jio mobile App.
An official at the Education Department said that there are almost 33 education channels running on free DTHs.
“Out of 33 channels, around 10 channels telecast NCERT prescribed curriculum for 11th and 12th classes. There is a separate channel for each subject. Students who do not have access to high-speed internet can benefit from this platform,” the official said.
University’s decision to start tele-lectures comes a day after Kulgam district decided to start televised classes to make up for the academic losses of the students following the closure of schools in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Classes will be telecasted on the frequencies of JK- NEWS Channel and City Channel Kulgam from March 20. The telecast is being cued from 11 AM to 2 PM. All the students of Kulgam have been requested to stay tuned to these local cable channels from the said date and time