In the current situation of nation-wide lockdown, campuses are closed. classes are suspended, due to COVID-19 whereas D. Y. Patil Campus, Talegaon, Pune want to help students to continue their learning from home by various ways through the efforts taken by the teachers.
Online Teaching Platform, You Tube, What’s App Session and Virtual Classrooms are saviours
Work from faculty is on where they are engaged in academic delivery with the help of technology. Faculty has sent the soft copies of notes of the remaining syllabus, presentations, short videos by faculties at home are been uploaded on You Tube, class wise WhatsApp Groups are also made. In addition to this digital learning study material provided by National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) a Public-Private Partnership formed between AICTE and the Education Technology Companies of India is shared with students for preparation.
MTUTOR (Mobile Tutor) is offering Engineering institutions across PAN INDIA the comfort to offer their students Digital e-Learning as per the AICTE Syllabus so that students can continue their learning uninterrupted during their stay home safe period free of cost.
MTUTOR an Online Digital eLearning platform which provides customized animated content for Higher Education / Engineering / Agriculture / Applied Science / Skill Development / Physical Education / Polytechnic domain space which focuses on conceptual and contextual based learning.
Students are instructed to register on both the above links and they are enjoying the learning from home taking classes online with classmates.
Lab practical is main challenge as it gives experiment experience and to overcome this challenge faculty have sent the experimental write up with explanation in performance based experiments.
Academic performance is ensured by sending tutorials and assignments and are prepared through google form.
Simultaneously journal submission is completed through the discussion at WhatsApp group class wise.
Students on projects are in touch with faculty to clarify their doubts which is happening through one to one discussion by project guides.
However, these efforts have their own limitations like availability of internet, data usage therefore once the campus is open classroom sessions and practical are required to be conducted with rigour.
Dr Sayalee Gankar, Vice Chancellor, Dy Patil University, Pune