West Bengal sets virtual classroom in colleges and universities
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 06-Mar-2018

Kolkata, March 6: As part of its initiative to give a digital boost to higher education, the West Bengal government has decided to set up virtual classrooms in colleges and universities. This will help the students to connect with various other students in universities. Basically a virtual lecture in one institute will be available to other colleges also.

The government plans to bring higher educational institutes on a digital platform, Additional Chief Secretary Dr RS Shukla said on the sidelines of the 25th West Bengal Science and Technology Congress. Dr Shukla, who is in charge of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology, said virtual classrooms will help the students of different colleges and universities connect with each other.

Dr Shukla further added the state-level meet is organised every year to nurture young minds in their pursuit of scientific knowledge and make them aware of the opportunities that lay ahead of them. Of the 1250 research papers submitted by the students to the department this year, 154 have been selected for presentation before a panel of eminent scientists at the two-day meet.

Virtual classrooms were earlier available to other institutes and other states also. This is a new method to enhance the students talent and encourage them to create an environment which will help to boost digital platform for higher education.