Schools, colleges and univarsities to get virtual classrooms
The state government has decided to introduce “virtual classrooms” in universities, colleges and schools. State Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra said in the Assembly that the initiative has been taken to let students, even from the remotest part of the state, access information related to education and developments taking place in this sector across the globe.
They will be provided high speed internet connectivity capable of handling live streaming of videos. There will also be facility for projection and audio system for better viewing of the facts. The project will come up at a cost of Rs 100 crore. “This is one of the dream projects of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” said Dr Mitra.
Explaining the usefulness of the project, Dr Mitra said that a student in a village does not get the opportunity to interact with an expert in a particular subject from the city. However, with the introduction of the e-classrooms, he or she can even interact with educationists and experts from educational institutions abroad.
Partha Chatterjee, the state education minister, said that e-classrooms will be set up in 732 state-aided universities and government colleges and 2000 secondary schools in the first phase. There will be two e-classes in every institution.
Editors Note :
We are very proud and happy to see the steps taken by beloved Didi for the betterment of the education in West Bengal through latest mode of teaching and knowledge delivery. Early this month on 2nd June 2016; when we went to Kalighat and to express our heart felt congratulations to Ms.Mamata Banerjee for her historic come back to power we also requested in writing to do some thing around improvement of education through eTeaching and virtual classroom mode. We proposed the name as Vidya Shree for education modernization.
In this budget that has been included for schools and colleges. A deep respect for her visionary approach and dedication towards Bengal.