Pune: Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has selected 12 colleges for imparting training to professors and other faculty members to create content for its online education platform. These colleges are from urban and rural areas of the state and also includes institutions for women, minorities as well as night colleges.
SPPU has undertaken the task of creating a separate platform for online education, in which all the stakeholders have been considered.
COVID-19 outbreak in the state has imposed several restrictions on direct learning. Imparting online education is seen as the only solution to this, and thus the Pune University has developed an "online learning system" which connects the affiliated colleges with the departments of the university.
Each student and teacher will be provided with a separate login username and password and with the used Artificial Intelligence technology, it will be assessed whether the students have understood the concept or not. The platform will have videos running even on a weaker signal and range for the internet connection.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Nitin Karmalkar had earlier announced that in the first phase, online education will be started from this platform in some colleges affiliated to the university. Accordingly, 12 colleges have been selected.
List of selected colleges
• Prof Ramakrishna More College, Akurdi
• Loknete Ramdas Patil Dhumal College, Rahuri
• H. V. Desai College, Pune
• K. T. H. M. College, Nashik
• Abeda Inamdar College, Pune
• Saraswati Mandir Night College, Pune
• New Art, Commerce and Science College, Nagar
• Bhosla Military College, Nashik
• Sadguru Gagangiri Maharaj College, Kopargaon
• Jamkhed College, Jamkhed
• Manoharrao Nanasaheb Deshmukh, Rajur - Akole
• Shri Siddhivinayak Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karvenagar
Training for Colleges
Dr Apoorva Palkar, Director, ECDLIC said, "Pune University is providing a platform to the colleges. The first training session has been conducted for these selected colleges."
Avinash Phalke, Principal of Jamkhed College said, "Our college is on the border of Marathwada. With the provision of online education by Pune University, the problem faced by children in rural areas will be solved."
Dr P N Shende, Principal of Saraswati Mandir College in Pune said, "Students of night colleges work all day and study at night. At present we are conducting two lectures daily. Our professors are being trained in video making and other things through the Pune University platform."