A grab of the physics website
A techie placed in Mumbai, another in Chennai and a student in Delhi have come together to help Plus Two science students get a better grasp over physics.
Diwesh Ojha, Vivek Jha and Ashish Tarun, all former students of BIT-Sindri, have developed a website, www.physicsworm.com, with the aim to provide free access to study materials, particularly needy students who can neither afford expensive books nor private tuition classes. It was launched last month.
Apart from the entire CBSE physics syllabus, lectures by a teacher from Madhya Pradesh, Pradeep Kshetrapal, have been also uploaded on the site. The content of the lectures and other materials were provided by Kshetrapal through Google Drive and a private channel created on Youtube.
The best part of this virtual classroom is that it is interactive. If a student needs any clarification on any section of the content, he/she can directly post his/her doubts in the ‘ask doubts’ section and answers will be given by Kshetrapal, who runs a school for autistic children in Korba, Madhya Pradesh.
Digital study materials from MIT are also available.
Offering details, Chasnala resident Ojha, who completed his BTech from BIT-Sindri in 2012 and is presently placed with TCS in Mumbai, said the idea of the website cropped up while they were doing their engineering.
“We know how difficult it is to prepare for engineering entrance exams. The three of us shared our experiences and then decided to do something to help out other students,” said Ojha, adding had he got better guidance and access to more books during the preparatory stage he would have made it to an IIT.
The trio accidentally came in contact with Kshetrapal and shared their plan.
“He immediately agreed to help us with his lectures and notes,” said Jha of Jamshedpur who is also working with TCS in Chennai.
“We started on our project in May and were ready with the website by July,” said Tarun, the third member of the team who hails from Jharia in Dhanbad.
At present, he is pursuing MTech from IIT-Delhi.
According to Tarun, in this age of e-learning when everything is accessible on gadgets like smartphones and tablets, the website has huge significance and value for Plus Two students.
“As of now, we are only doling out notes on physics but have plans to also cover all subjects very soon,” Ojha added.