Pune: More than 100 teachers and professors of the Deccan Education Society (DES) have contributed to the development of educational content for ‘Jio Dnyanganga’ channels launched by the state government to address the concerns of students and parents over unavailability of good internet connectivity and resources while pursuing online education.
The state government has launched these channels recently for Class 10 and 12 students of English, Marathi and Urdu medium schools. Since the schools are closed due to lockdown and outbreak of coronavirus, online education was the only option left for students in these crucial academic years which will shape their future.
DES took quick steps to create educational content for their student’s right from the announcement of the first lockdown in March last week. The teachers training was also completed immediately. The education department had asked DES about creating subject-wise online sessions of one hour. DES President Dr Sharad Kunte, Vice President Mahesh Athawale, Secretary Dhananjay Kulkarni and other board members had given their approval for this proposal within one day.
DES Registrar Dr Savita Kelkar and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Deputy Director Vikas Garad were appointed as co-ordinators for this project. New English School Ramanbaug Principal Tilottama Reddy was given the responsibility of creating content for Marathi medium students of Class 10, while DES English Medium School Principal Jyoti Bodhe was given responsibility for content for English medium students of class 10. Dr Kelkar was given Class 12 Arts subject, Brihan Maharashtra Commerce College Principal Dr Chandrakant Rawal and Rupali Deshpande was given Class 12 Commerce subject and Fergusson Junior College Vice-Principal Narayan Kulkarni and Jayashree Patil were given Class 12 Science subject for this project.
Jyoti Bodhe, Principal, DES English Medium School said, “Teachers and professors of DES were given training in virtual classrooms in April month under this project of the education department. The recording of these sessions for Jio Dnyanganga channels was done under the guidance of SCERT at the Balchitravani studios. All our faculty are going to the studios for the recording as per the schedule given by SCERT.”