Dibrugarh: The E-Learning Lab at the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning which is a collaborative project of Oil India Limited’s CSR and Dibrugarh University was ceremoniously inaugurated on 13th of May, 2019 by Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof. Ranjit Tamuli in presence of Resident Chief Executive (RCE) of OIL, Sri Pranjit Deka, Registrar of DU, Dr. Hari Chandra Mahanta, Shri D K Bhuyan, General Manager (Public Affairs), OIL and the teaching and students’ fraternity.
The objective of the project under OIL’s CSR is to develop learner’s interest in the latest educational technology and equip them with proper skills through online learning mode. Utilizing basic education and learning skills, the youths can find better jobs or start their own small businesses.
In his inaugural speech, Chief Guest Prof. Ranjit Tamuli, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University stressed on the importance of E-Learning in contemporary time and appreciated the commitment and contribution of Oil India Limited in promoting Digital India Initiative. He also placed the importance of traditional and conventional methods of education in synergy with online education.
Guest of Honour, Sri. Pranjit Deka, RCE, OIL in his address expressed his long-standing vision for the promotion of digital learning. The proposal for an E-Learning Lab from the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning, Dibrugarh University was readily accepted with equal enthusiasm in sanctioning the project. He appreciated the efforts of the Directorate in materializing the proposal in terms of infrastructure and quality output.
Two demo video lectures were released on the occasion for showcasing the output of the E-Learning lab. The first demo video lecture was of Prof. NasimWazid Ali, Retd. Professor DHSK College, Dibrugarh on Income Tax and the second demo lecture was of Dr. RizwanRehman, Assistant Professor, Center for Computer Science and Applications, Dibrugarh University on Java Programming. The video lectures received a positive response from the audience with compliments in conceptual clarity, content and quality.
While Dr. Hari Chandra Mahanta, Registrar, DU thanked OIL for supporting the project, Shri Dilip Kumar Bhuyan, GM (PA) OIL appreciated the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning, Dibrugarh University for completing the establishment of the Lab that will help aspiring students of Assam & other parts of North-East.
The E-Learning Lab now operational at the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning, Dibrugarh University houses state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and editing facilities to cater to the essential needs of producing, delivering and enhancing online pedagogy.