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Manipur University starts online classes

IMPHAL: With categories suspended because of COVID-19 outbreak, the entire departments of Manipur University have began on-line educating, however scholars living in faraway spaces of the state are facing problems because of deficient web connectivity while attending the categories, officials mentioned. Manipur University Registrar Prof WC Singh in an order on April 2 had requested scholars and lecturers to download and install Zoom app or Zoom Cloud Meeting of their laptops or smartphones for on-line categories.

Students had been informed to provide their email ids to their respective departments.

Prof Basanta Sharma, Head of Physics department informed that educating a science matter on-line is different from educating an arts matter as you wish to have to attract up diagrams and provide an explanation for medical theories by means of the usage of mathematical formulation and calculations.

He also mentioned the time slot given is 40 mins nevertheless it continuously has to be prolonged to one hour because of technical problems particularly because of disruption in live streaming and sound.

Many scholars mentioned that "poor net connectivity, particularly in rural and hill areas, is a hindrance in the interaction process."

Prof O Mukherjee, Head of Chemistry department, mentioned: "In chemistry and physics, online teaching cannot reach up to the level of satisfaction as in humanities subject as these two particular subjects require explanation based on mathematical calculations, drawing symbols, molecular structure, formulas."

Asistant Prof Sonia Wahengbam of Mass Communication and Journalism department, welcomed the net educating machine and mentioned: "it provides engagement to both teachers and students during this lockdown period."

Wahengbam mentioned a practical drawback confronted by means of scholars is limited knowledge pack.

Most of the students run out of knowledge, as on-line categories consume a large number of knowledge, a 2nd yr pupil mentioned.

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