GUWAHATI, March 28 - In view of the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of education has been hit hard with students having to stay indoors, away from their classrooms. In such a grave situation, Royal Global University (RGU) has taken steps since March 16 to resort to the digital platforms like e- PGPathshala, WhatsApp, Google classrooms and ROYALNet. Students are also being guided to register for relevant courses available under SWAYAM and other resources as per UGC notification, said a press release on Saturday.
ROYALNet, the digital platform of RGU where attendance is managed, lesson plans are uploaded and study material is available, has become very helpful as students are receiving relevant material, assignments, videos, video links on this platform while studying from home. Faculty are in constant touch with their students through the respective YouTube video lectures, assignments and also some of their own video lectures as per the scheduled classes and reporting on daily basis.
Examinations were also conducted online in some e-classes. The students have started submitting their completed assignments through e-mail. The students are regularly motivated and directed to be responsive to the digital transactions by each teacher.
RGU Vice Chancellor Prof SP Singh, Chairperson (Academic) Prof AK Buragohain, deans of schools, HoD�s and coordinators are regularly monitoring the progress of the pedagogic exercises of the university in the digital ecosystem. The process shall now be accelerated to achieve best results during the lockdown period. As of now, as an emergent exigency, the response from the digital mode is very encouraging and also effective to a great extent.
The press release further said that as per RGU�s University Social Responsibility, food materials were made available to the Old Age Home at Hatigaon here on March 27 with the help and guidance of Assam Police.