Launching of e-learning programs still challenge for us: CUK

Varsity hosts valedictory function on ‘Digital India Week’

IRFAN RASHID

SRINAGAR:

Central university of Kashmir celebrated valedictory function of Digital India week on Wednesday in Sonwar transit campus.
In his welcome address, Prof A M wani, coordinator department of information and Technology said that even though a week is considered only for 5 working days in India but in Kashmir, we celebrate it for 8 days. “We celebrated at least one event each day in this week in different places to put emphasis on digitization,” said Prof A M Wani.
In his special address, Prof. Mohammad Afzal Zargar laid emphasis on digitization and said: “Though celebrations ended today but it is the beginning for all of us in all spheres. Our university has already taken certain initiatives like e-governance.”
“For us there are challenges in e-learning program. Though they can’t replace our traditional teaching methods but can become helping tools like teaching through video etc.”
Talking about the downward communication, he said that it needs to get stronger and we have to become more visible for teachers and students. “For us, information has to reach to every teacher and student instantly.”
In his presidential address, officiating vice chancellor, Prof Mehraj Din talked about fast changing technology, said: “Technology is changing very fast with such a speed that we have not even imagined before.”
Going to his past days, VC said, “I remember my school days in Aligarh when I had to travel 5 kilometers on Eid to send a single message to my home. But after waiting a full day, there would be fault in telegraph machine.”
“Earlier when we get an inland letter, we could reply after days but now we have to reply instantly after internet revolution.”
After holding a students’ competition of poster presentation depicting digital India, Fayaz Ahmad Nikka, Director Students Welfare Office announced the name of the participants and toppers.
Nazir Ahmad Ganaie from department of urdu was declared first topper. Saima Mehraj from department of Information and technology was declared second topper. Arusha Farooq and Nusrath Sidiq from department of convergent journalism were declared third topper.
Speaking to Rising Kashmir, Arusha and Nusrath said: “It is a very good initiative that CUK began digital week and students also participated but more needs to be done by the University in terms of internet connectivity.”
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