Ranchi, April 28
In a two day virtual National Conference on ‘’Transformation of Technology in higher Education’ inaugurated on Tuesday, it was informed that data rate in India is cheapest across the globe. Emphasizing on the importance, Professor Narayana Rao, Pro-Vice Chancellor of SRM University said Covid-19 forced denizens to adopt Tech based education else crore of Indian students would have suffered. It is because of cheap data available in India.
Organized by School of Commerce and Business Management Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) along with Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ) and SRM Institute of Science and Technology, the inaugural ceremony was witnessed by Vice Chancellors of the three varsities.
Professor Karpaga Kumaravel, Vice Chancellor, CUTN stressed the significance of Instructional Designing in E-learning. . He also said that content, Input, process and output are the important elements of an online education system.
Professor RK Dey, Vice Chancellor of CUJ spoke about the major challenges faced by the teaching community in conducting chemistry laboratory and proctoring the varsity examination. He said that the pandemic situation has forced the Institutions to adopt technologies like Microsoft Team, Google Meet and Zoom.
He further pointed out that rural students are unable to access the cutting-edge technologies due power shortage and lack of Internet connectivity. Professor C Muthamizselvan spoke about hologram technology, mutual reality and augmented reality, virtual reality Data Driven Decision making for online teaching.
Professor Furqan Qamar, Founder Vice chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh and Former VC MLS Udaipur University and currently Professor in Jamia Millia Islamia spoke about the future technologies like 9G, Universal wide web and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and virtual Universities. He was of the opinion that the technology cannot replace face to face teaching.
As many as 100 papers were submitted in this conference in five subthemes. Each technical session had more than 18 papers for presentation.