There are steps we have initiated in line with the government’s push for technology enable learning, says M C Dileepkumar, Vice Chancellor, Sree Sankaracharaya University of Sanskrit. However, the progress has been slow due to the paucity of funds. Excerpts from the interview
The vision of your university talks about a blend of the study of Sanskrit with modern science and technology. How relevant do you find the use of technological tools in education?
It is very relevant for our university to link with modern science and technol- ogy. Sanskrit is the first language accept- able to computer software. Unfortunate- ly, we have not yet exploited the scope of this language in technology.
There has been a concerted push from the HRD ministry towards technology-enabled learning. How have they progressed at your institute?
The steps initiated by the HRD minis- try in this regard are appreciable. We are taking steps for its implementation. However, due to lack of funds, the prog- ress in this field is slow.
How do you view the impact of the use of technological resources on the quality of education?
Without the use of technology, develop- ment becomes slow. To attain progress, de- velopment of new technology is essential.
What are the challenges with regard to the introduction of ICT in education?
As a state university, we have a process where we need to obtain permission from the government. All this (engage- ment with private players) depends on fund allotment.