JALUKBARI, April 27 - At this critical juncture of the coronavirus pandemic that has hit hard the academic future of the students of Assam, the Zoological Society of Assam (ZSA) has come up with an online project to support BSc and MSc students of zoology of various colleges and universities in the State.
Around 30 to 40 teachers of different specialised areas of zoology from many colleges and universities of Assam have already volunteered for this noble cause. These teachers are actively working on the project and are contributing with their valuable audio PPTs to ZSA�s online project.
The project is covering the entire syllabi of BSc zoology course running in the State, besides PG. Already some of these online resources are being uploaded in ZSA�s YouTube portal. The students can use these lectures at their convenience sitting at home.
Professor Manideep Raj, Department of Zoology, Darrang College, has been coordinating the entire project to make the open educational resources available to the students through YouTube during this critical lockdown period. Dr Pankaj Chetia of Dibrugarh, Prof Prabodh Bora of College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara and Dr Saurov Mahanta of NIELIT Guwahati have already contributed 15 very important lectures on the entire contents of bioinformatics for BSc students through YouTube and have given the link to ZSA for the benefit of the students.
According to ZSA general secretary Prof Jogen Kalita and president Priyabrata Lahkar, ZSA realised the importance of online teaching of the students due to the present COVID-19 crisis and got involved in creating some quality lectures through learned teachers of the State.
By doing so, ZSA has in a way given an opportunity to all teachers of zoology in the State to make their lectures globally visible so that they become known nationally as well as internationally.