Express News Service
BENGALURU: For 10 hours a week, teachers of government polytechnic colleges take up online interactive classes for students in various colleges across the state. This two-year-old initiative by the department of technical education got a shot in the arm a few months back when teachers from private polytechnic colleges too were roped in to teach and interact with students.
Currently, 85 government and 41 aided polytechnic colleges are covered under this interactive programme and soon it will be extended to unaided colleges. The programme was introduced two years ago under the Central government’s Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), wherein a teacher live streams classes from one of three centres. These centres were launched in Bengaluru, Mysuru or Mangaluru, in August 2017.
Director of Department of Technical Education, HU Talwar told The New Indian Express that online classes are held to make up for a shortage of teachers in polytechnic colleges. “The recruitment process takes at least two years to complete. The online interactive classes are a means to plug the gap in an innovative manner. We are…
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