GUWAHATI, May 6 - In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati has stepped up activities of its online educational facilities.
�During the lockdown, the institute is continuing its online classes for all the theory courses, numbering more than 350, and aims to complete them by May 15. The annual progress seminars, synopsis and viva-voce examinations of PhD students are also being conducted on an online mode to continuously monitor their progress as well as ensure that this unexpected lockdown does not delay their career growth,� said an official of IIT-G.
He said the Electronics & Information and Communication Technology (E&ICT) Academy of IIT-G aims to enable the scientific community by organising online courses of both short and long duration, besides free three-months-long online summer internships, interactive sessions and webinars.
The existing e-classroom facilities at IIT-G�s Centre for Educational Technology (CET) are being used for recording lectures on various subjects, besides holding student-teacher interactions, and interactions with remote students through video conferencing.
�These lectures are later edited for redistribution. In addition, the CET has three recording studios for recording the video content of various projects. The video lab is divided into two parts. They are basically for pre-production and post-production. For the lectures, the CET has developed a new video conferencing room having modern features,� said the official, adding that the institute is seeking to utilise all the online facilities available.