Digital learning is fast replacing chalks and blackboards in classes and mentors of PK Roy Memorial College are logging in to fight tech phobia, courtesy Microsoft Saksham— a project being run by the National Mission for Education in Information and Communication Technology.
The programme, which has seen a computer-training centre being set up in the college to aid the efficiency of teachers, is being conducted by the Union HRD department.
Ten teachers from various departments of the institute have been handpicked for the software training, which is being imparted by master trainer Pravin Singh, a senior political science lecturer. The training programme drawn up is not rigorous, with the selected teachers attending classes only on weekends and holidays.
Training for the first batch kicked off on August 17.
“The main aim of the programme is to make the teachers computer literate and helping them understand the working of the Internet and web portals. Students are also free to join in,” said Singh.
Singh added that the training would help teachers access a wealth of information online. “The IT centre set up in the college would soon be developed into an academy on the lines of those in Pune, Bhopal and Jaipur,” he said.