Odisha Govt signs MoU with TCIL for development of Smart and Virtual Classrooms in 101 Degree Colleges

Bhubaneswar: Higher Education Department in its journey towards achieving higher
success in terms of access, equity and quality education, today is launching
three path breaking programmes.
MoU between HE Department and TCIL, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communication, GoI has been signed to have Smart and Virtual Classrooms in 101 Degree Colleges ( 51 Govt. and 50 Aided Colleges). This will bring about digitization in imparting education to students in the most advanced manner. Each Smart Classroom will have Desktop, Interactive White Board, Short Throw-Projector, Portable Visualizer, White
Board, Green Board, Wireless Microphone, Camera.
This will expose the students of Odisha to a system of modern & quality
education which be faster, practical based with Audio visual impact. The
students of these degree colleges can learn through audio visual learning mode.
The teachers & students in the classroom can interact with the students of other
degree colleges with the help of Smart Classroom. Though the advanced
features the entire classroom teaching can be recorded and can be used for
conducting classes for other students.
MOU between Higher Education Department with Dhyeya Educational
Services Pvt. Ltd. is also signed to provide a comprehensive, quality based
coaching to Civil Service Aspirants of the State. The initiative of Higher
Education Department will not only boost the success rate of the students in the
state in terms of Civil Service examination but also give a chance to students to
think and pursue Civil Service as a career.
The government will provide qualitative civil services coaching to Odia
students at Bhubaneswar, as our students are unable to afford coaching in metro
cities like Delhi, Hyderabad. The government has come out with an ambitious
scheme by offering 75% fee waiver to students selected under the scheme, and
100% fee waiver to students with family income upto 2 lakhs per annum.
Sri Bisnupada Sethi, Commissioner-cum-Secretary HE Department has
signed both the MoUs with Sri Rajiv Sahani, Group General Manager, TCIL
and Kamrul Haq Khan, Diredtor, Dheya Educational Services.
Sri Anant Das, Minister, Higher Education launched Standard Uniform
Syllabi for undergraduate students, keeping in view of the international standard
syllabus which will enable the students for employment and research. To make
the project a grand success, a committee was formed under Higher Education
Department, Govt. of Odisha having Vice Chairperson of Odisha State Higher
Education Council and experienced educationalists of the Universities. The
Standard Unified Syllabi will be implemented after those are passed though the
academic council.
Dr Parthasarathy Mishra, Additional Secretary, HE welcomed the guests
and educationist present in the meeting and also explained the utility of this
endeavour of Higher Education Department. Sri Krupasindhu Mishra,
Additional Secretary, HE presented the vote of thanks.