Thursday, May 4, 2017

Nalanda Open University to go for digitization

Patna: Nalanda Open University will go for digitization to make its functioning better in the interest of the students. The newly appointed vice chancellor Dr Ravnidra Kumar Sinha said the quality education would be the main focus of the university.

Talking to scribes here on Wednesday, Dr Sinha said the university was seriously considering to do all the working online, right from students registration to examination system, so that students could get every necessary things in their home and there would be no need for them coming here.

"The university is also planning to provide study materials online and start an e-library for the students", he said.

He said the existing library would be upgraded and university would introduce job oriented skill development course soon.

He said the university had been struggling with space crisis and manpower requirement. "We are going to write state government to provide us a bigger space and required manpower to run the institution smoothly", he said.

Sinha said the university had a plan to open 240 centres across the state but some centres were yet to be launched. "The remaining centres would be opened soon and numbers of course coordinator will be increased", he added.

University registrar Dr SP Singh said new session of the university would begin from July 1 while the last date of registration is August 30.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

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