In an attempt to provide high-tech classrooms to the students of the University, Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) is going to start Virtual Classroom on its premises so that students can get better facilities of classes.BAU Director Students Welfare, MS Yadav said that the University is going to provide facility of Virtual Classrooms on its premises so that students can get better learning facility in the campus. “First of all it will be started with three classrooms. One classroom can accommodate 50 students at one time,” he added.
Elaborating about the classrooms Yadav said that a Virtual Classroom is different than traditional way of classrooms which will be fully connected with uninterrupted Internet connection, with a screen which will be installed there.“This type of Virtual Classroom is called an unsupervised classroom, which is characterised by ready-made learning materials that students can follow without the aid of an instructor, essentially a self-paced tutorial course students can listened and see the lecture from other place like if an experts giving lecture at ICAR Delhi Centre at the same time the students of the varsity can watch it through live video conferencing. It will help to show research works going on different parts of the country.
This will help specially to girl students who generally feel uneasy to visit remote areas farms to do research work,” said Yadav.
Speaking about the classrooms the Director said that all the required equipments have been bought and connected. “Several classes in the Virtual Classrooms have been conducted as test of the equipments and all the equipments are working properly. The varsity administration will very soon formally start classes in the classrooms,” he added.
Highlighting the importance of the class rooms Yadav said that the varsity was planning to construct the class rooms on its premises since very long time so that varsity campus should be made attractive as agriculture courses were earlier not very attractive. Due to various innovative steps taken by the varsity administration a large numbers of students looking towards the varsity, he added.