Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has launched the Total proficiency in satellite and ITC- enabled education programme, as part of Application of Science and Technology in Educational Reform (ASTER) and enhancing the teaching-learning process in the country.
The programme is a milestone heralding a new leap forward in the Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES) project ASTER as it is planning to train its entire faculty and employees across the country at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) study centre in Kochi. Dr. Kalam highlighted the importance of acquiring scientific knowledge as a lifetime mission and the use of these modern technologies to reach out to remotest corners of the country for virtual learning and teaching. Dr. Kalam said it was important for the students to take up science as there were several challenges in the subject. Other dignitaries present at the function include ARC director Dr S Banerjee and IGNOU V.C. Dr Rajasekharan Pillai.