The postgraduate students across the country would now soon be able to take a few classes online, credits of which would get transferred to their parent university. The students from any of the institutes from the country can take these online classes. They can take up the modules of the papers online as well. The marks obtained at the end of the online tutorial could be further converted into grades that would be accepted by the university.
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College under Delhi University in their Centre for E-learning has prepared e-content for the six disciplines, which they would soon submit to University Grants Commission. The content would then get hosted for free on the government Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform Swayam. At the beginning, students studying courses like Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, Psychology and Forensic Science, would be able to opt for the online courses. Professors from across the country would design the material of the paper and the final content would be put together online by the e-learning centre.
According to the Chairman of the E-learning centre, AK Bakshi, “For the six disciplines there are 96 papers that have been prepared. Academics, technical staff have worked day and night to prepare the content. The content that has been prepared is not just reading material but it also has interactive videos, crosswords and discussion forum.”
According to Bakshi, this online platform would help students who could not attend regular college classes and help them complete their course in time. The content in the papers would test the subjective and objective ability of the candidates. According to the Deputy Director of the centre Vimal Rarh, “Students will take proctored examination after which the credit can be transferred to the University. However the students taking the course will have to complete it in the definite timeframe.”