Jhulelal Institute of Technology has organized AICTE sponsored One Day Swayam Workshop for National Resource Centres (NRCs) on ‘How to Create E-Content’ on 27th July 2018. Dr.Alokprakash Mittal, Member Scretary, AICTE, Dr.Manpreet Singh Manna, Director (PMSSS & SWAYAM) and Dr. Amit Dutta, Regional Officer (Western Region) were prominently present for the workshop. It is the fourth and last national level workshop being organized in the country.
Dr.Manpreet Singh Manna, emphasized that SWAYAM is massive open online course (MOOC) aimed at unlimited participation and open access initiated by Government of India. It is designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy. This is done through an indigenously developed IT platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from 9th class till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. The courses are hosted in 4 quadrants viz., video lecture, specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed, self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. The courses are either scheduled or self-paced. Students are entitled to 20 percent credit on successful completion of scheduled courses.
In order to ensure best quality content are produced and delivered, nine National Coordinators have been appointed. There are over 2,000 courses developed by more than 1,000 specially chosen faculty and teachers from the elite institutions of the country. SWAYAM boosts of participation from more than 150 countries and more than 35 lakhs enrollment till date. It aims to have more than 10,000 courses and over 1 crore enrollment in near future.
Hands on practice session for coordinators of National Resource Centres (NRCs) on developing e-content of the various courses of SWAYAM was also organized.
Shri Mahesh Sadhwani, chairman, JIT in his presidential address expressed willingness of the college management to support various activities of AICTE in future. This is the second AICTE sponsored workshop being organized by JIT after National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) wherein HonourbleDevendraFadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra was the Chief Guest.
The function was graced by the presence of Shri VirendraKukreja, Secretary; Shri PramodPampatwar, Director-Technical; Ms MadhaviWairagade, Director-HR & Admin; Dr Narendra Bawane, Principal and Dr DebashisBhowmick, Vice-principal. Mrs Mona Mulchandani, Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering was the nodal Officer. Dr DebashisBhowmick proposed formal vote of thanks.
The workshop was grand success with participation of over 30 delegates ABV-IITM, Gwalior; Devgiri college, Aurangabad, Dr HarisinghGourVishwavidyalaya, Sagar; Dr.BabasahebAmbedkarMarathwada University, Aurangabad; Guru GhasudasVishwavidyalaya; HRDC Gujarat University Ahmedabad; HRDC, Rani Durgavat University; IIITDM Jabalpur; IIT Bombay; IISER Pune; Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics; Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya,Wardha; NITTTR, Bhopal; Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur; RashtrasantTukadojiMaharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur; SavitribaiPhule Pune University; UGC HRDC University of Mumbai; UGC- HRDC, RTMNU; UGC HRDC, SantGadge Baba Amravati University Amravati and VNIT, Nagpur
The program was possible because of motivation and untiring efforts of college management, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Left to right:Shri PramodPampatwar, Director-Technical, JIT; Shri Vicky Kukreja, Secretary, JIT; Shri Mahesh Sadhwani, Chairman, JIT; Dr. Amit Dutta, Regional Officer, Western Region-AICTE; Prof. A. P. Mittal, Member Scretary, AICTE;Dr.Manpreet Singh Manna, Director (PMSSS & SWAYAM); Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Sr Software Developer, AICTE, New Delhi; Ms. MadhaviWairagade, Director-HR & Admin, JIT; Ms. VandanaIndoria, Consultant, PMMMNMTT, Department of Higher Education, MHRD; Ms. Sukhmeet Kaur, Sr Software Developer, AICTE, New Delhi