State higher education minister K P Anbalagan on Wednesday launched e-learning video lecture modules for polytechnic students in the state. The students can access these modules on the `TN DOTE’ YouTube channel.
This is part of the TN government’s initiative to produce a total of 720 e-learning video lecture modules for diploma students in all the 518 polytechnic colleges in the state. The project is being taken up at a cost of `58 lakh. On Wednesday , the first phase was launched with 83 modules of engineering physics, engineering chemistry and engineering mathematics prepared by the Directorate of Technical Education.
Launching the modules at Anna University , the minister said e-learning was the way to go when it came to imparting quality education to cater to students from different parts of the state. He also said that this medium would be useful to provide the best lectures by well trained teachers to several students simultaneously .
Director of technical education R Palaniswamy said that the aim was to release 360 modules this academic year. The first phase of these modules will be uploaded before March 31, while the remaining 360 modules during the next academic year.
“The 720 modules are being prepared by professors who are handling poly-tech nic classes. We are utilising technological resources like studio and recording facilities at Anna University ,“ he said.
Of the 518 polytechnic colleges in the state, 418 are self-financing colleges and 46 are government institutes. The Minister said 16 polytechnic colleges were set up in the last academic year.
Quoting the MHRD (2015-16) survey , Anbalagan said that the gross enrollment ratio of the state at 44.3% stands much above the national average of 24.5% and he attributed it to the repeated efforts of the state government.
Source: The Times of India (09/11/2017)