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Students can now take DU’s popular courses online

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Delhi University is all set to become more tech savvy from next academic year. In its recent decision, it is to supplement classroom teaching with e-learning tools.

Under this very development, lessons for the first year students in 10 popular subjects will be uploaded on the university's official website: www.du.ac.in.

Elaborating the development, Prof. AK Bakshi, Director, Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL) says that the idea which struck their minds was to encourage analytical thinking among university students. For this, they have enhanced value to the text by addressing common misconceptions and providing questions through e-tools.

The subjects will include Life Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Commerce, Hindi, History, Economics and Electronics”, says Prof. AK Bakshi, Director, Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL),

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To make the syllabus interesting for the students, apart from the text, live examples though flash animation, video snippets and links to related web pages including links to lectures on YouTube are also other highlights of the initiative.

The new syllabi includes chapter on storytelling for BA students, which will consists of the language and vocabulary used by Salman Rushdie in Haroon and the Sea of Stories.

Sukrita Kumar, reader in English at Zakhir Hussain College, said” Besides the text, I've put in pictures of the author along with the links to their auto-biographies including the interview on You Tube”.

Further more, referring specifically to the Mathematical problems, Geeta Venkataraman of St. Stephen's, pointed out that the exam for Mathematical Awareness is for non-mathematical students. So we have infused it with a history of famous mathematicians and the subjects applications in nature and life”.

The content for the syllabi will be uploaded on the site along with the distribution which will take place in the printed format.

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