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After Smart Classrooms, Proctorial System To Be Introduced In Odisha's Degree Colleges

21 August 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha Government had earlier this year signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TCIL, Ministry of Communication to set up ‘smart classrooms’ in 101 degree colleges across the State, it has further decided to introduce Proctorial System in all the 1047 colleges under the Higher Education Department.

A meeting in this regard was chaired by Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo at  Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) where he interacted with the Principals of all the 1047 colleges through video-conferencing and discussed about the measures Government is taking towards strenthening of the education system.

Under the Proctorial System each faculty will be assigned responsibility of a particular group of students which will not only help in growth of their attendance but also address their academic problems. Simultaneously, it will ensure that the teachers perform the duty for at least seven hours.

While it is the duty of the colleges to maintain required standards for NAAC accreditation, the Government has also ensured to extend its support ans NAAC accreditation is a must for colleges to get Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) grants. 

During the meeting, discussion was also held on utilization of the grants for colleges provided from State Budget. Rs 6 lakh each has been provided to around 101 colleges to set up smart classrooms, out of which work has been completed in 60 colleges.

Through the smart classrooms students will be able to avail high-quality education with help of technology. Students from one part of the State can avail lectures of a good teacher teaching in another part of the State. Further, as the classes will be recorded, the students who are unable to attend the class or are absent will be able to go through the lecture in any later period.

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Arun Kumar Sahoo, Minister, Higher Education Department