A three-day Internet World-2008, which began at BVB College of Engineering and Technology in Hubli on Thursday, aimed at making rural students familiar with use of Internet began at the BVB College of Engineering and Technology here on Thursday with students from various schools participating in it. Most of the students who participated in the programme were familiar with the computer systems but not with the Internet. Naturally they were enthusiastic but the time (one hour) allotted to the “introductory Internet session” for each batch of students proved insufficient.
Before each Internet session, the students were given an introductory lecture of around 15 minutes on what was Internet, its benefits and related subjects. After the introductory lecture, which was held in the Department of Architecture in the college, the students were given a brochure on Internet, how it could help their studies and also widen their knowledge horizon. Rekha H. Medar, a class X student from Sri Jagadguru Shivanand School of Bhairidevarakoppa, was happy that she had got a chance to see and use Internet, which she had only heard about. So was her classmate N.S. Archana who had learnt to use the Paint Brush in the computer provided at her school.