With physical mode teaching taking a backseat during Covid-19 pandemic across the country, the Odisha government has started e-Lectures facility for Under Graduate (UG) students in the State.
Higher Education Minister, Arun Sahoo on Thursday launched the dedicated e-Lectures portal- https://vtputkal.odisha.gov.in. The virtual tutorials project has been funded by Odisha government under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).
Lectures of various subjects have been recorded by teachers and uploaded on the e-Lectures portal. Students can access the videos on various subjects round-the-clock, said Sahoo.
The Higher Education Minister further said that the e-Lectures facility will not only help teachers, but at the same time it will also act as a supplement for the students as they can avail the feel of classroom teaching.
The e-Lectures will be applicable for entire Odisha and through the dedicated portal students and others can learn and download study materials/videos.
Official sources said e-Lectures of 11 core papers (subjects) including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Odia, English, History and Economics for the Under Graduate (UUG) students have been prepared.
“The recording of the lectures for first and second semester have been completed and uploaded on the portal. There are plans to record lecturers for courses of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th semesters at the earliest,” said Sahoo.
Sahoo further said that recording of lecturers has been done by seasoned teachers and it will come handy for the students to understand each subjects easily.
When asked if such facility will be of any help to students not having internet access and other issues, Sahoo said “There is an option for downloading the videos which can be used by the students.”