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Audio-visual study material for Bodo medium students released

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Sept 7 - With an aim to improve the pass percentage of the Bodo medium students of the SEBA course, the Department of Biotechnology of Bodoland University (BU) released �Dikshya,� an audio-visual e-learning material on General Science for Bodo medium students of Class X of SEBA course here at Kokrajhar recently.

RS Borgayari, Director of Education, BTC and Professor Hemanta Kumar Baruah, Vice Chancellor of Bodoland University formally released the DVDs of �Dikshya� at the auditorium hall of Basic Training Centre here.

Doneswar Goyari, Executive Member of BTC, Biren Ch Phukan, Principal Secretary, BTC, Anjali Basumatary, Sahitya Akademi awardee and associate professor, Kokrajhar, Government College, SN Gayary, DEEO, Kokrajhar, JP Brahma, Inspector of School, Kokrajhar, Dr Sandreep Das, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Biotechnology, Jonali Owary, among others, attended the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Borgayari praised Dr Jatin Sharma, the coordinator-cum-director of �Dikshya� for conceptualising such an innovative idea for the vernacular medium students and working tirelessly for the production. At the same time, he also urged the students and teachers to take the advantage of the material.

Talking to mediapersons, Sharma, who is also an associate professor and former Dean, Faculty for Science and Technology of Bodoland University, said that to cope up with the changing global scenario on development of technologies for teaching-learning methods, we need to make efforts for easy grasping and understanding subjects like General Science for students studying in vernacular medium.

Global usages of certain languages help students to get excellent study materials developed by best academic institutions of the world. However, for vernacular medium students of India in general and Assam in particular, such materials are scanty. Again, creation of digitised audio-visual class material may help to overcome peculiar situation like teacher shortage in rural vernacular schools. It will also minimise time required to teach the subjects and will maximise the utilisation of digitised academic products through desktop computers, laptops or smartphones, he said.

He also said that audio-visual aids as teaching method attract the students to learn the topic easily and open up thought processes as well as innovative ideas. Dr Sharma also informed that the Department of Biotechnology-sponsored Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility of the university has prepared the �Dikshya� with 19 chapters of General Science of Class X.

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