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IIT Guwahati imparting online lessons for students amid lockdown

IIT Guwahati is committed towards educating students online to gain knowledge through various traditional

IIT Guwahati

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 May 2020 6:10 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is committed towards educating students online to gain knowledge as much as possible. The Institute has been imparting knowledge through various traditional and modern (online) methods.

E&ICT Academy IIT Guwahati:

Since its inception in 2015 and inauguration in 2016, E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati has empowered more than 9000 participants consisting of faculty members, students and industry personnel through 200+ courses conducted in 15 states nationwide in diverse areas such as Communication Engineering, VLSI, Data Science, IoT, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, ICT in Teaching etc. It is also planning to conduct courses in emulation and is aiming to provide ultra-low-cost VLSI design tools to students and faculty members enabling them to spark innovation in the area of ESDM.

During this lockdown due to COVID19 pandemic, IIT Guwahati through E&ICT Academy aims to enable the scientific community by organizing online courses (both short term and long duration), free 03 months long online summer internships, interactive sessions, and webinars. The details of these programmes can be found at the website of E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati.

As far as infrastructure is concerned, the e-classroom facilities existing at the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) is used for recording lectures on various subjects, student-teacher interactions, and interactions with remote students through video conferencing systems. These lectures are later edited for redistribution. In addition, the CET, has 3 recording studios for recording the video content of various projects.

Video lab is divided into two parts. They are basically for pre-production and post-production. In pre-production, the lectures are recorded and in later phase the lectures are edited for redistribution in video editing room which is equipped with a sophisticated lab for post-production of videos.

For the delivery of lectures the CET has also developed a new video conferencing room having the features 9+1 Nodes, Full HD video quality and is Connected via NKN. The Virtual Class Room that is housed at the CET is frequently used to record lectures on various subjects, student-teacher interactions, and interactions with remote students through video conferencing systems. These lectures are later edited for redistribution.

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