TAMIL NADU

EDUSAT an effective educational aid

Special Correspondent

Pondicherry: Prof. G. D. Sharma, the Director of Consortium of Educational Communication New Delhi said here on Thursday that EDUSAT was an effective educational tool and was a major fall out of the plan to establish a global knowledge society in the field of higher education.

Inaugurating a three-day workshop on "Vision of Edusat" for college principles organised by UGC Academic Staff College of Pondicherry University he said that the EDUSAT was an effective technology through which a mass coverage of teachers and academics and academic administrators were being covered.

He said that the e-content factor development was a major aspect of the technology. He traced the development in the progress of coverage through EDUSAT since it was launched.

Infusing awareness

The Dean of Ramanujam School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Pondicherry University Prof. S. Kuppuswamy who inaugurated the EDUSAT networking on the occasion said that the workshop was aimed at infusing awareness among the academic administrators on the need for utilisation of EDUSAT facility as was envisaged by the University Grants Commission (UGC). He said that the youth were enabled to learn more and also more effectively through the EDUSAT system of education.

The Professor said that the educational programmes available through the innovative system were aimed at bridging the digital divide and EDUSAT had come at the right time.

Prof. R.Karpagakumaravel, the Head of the Departmental Technology in Bharathidasan University Tiruchi, who spoke on the occasion said that teachers were also one of the sources of teaching and EDUSAT was a tool to disseminate knowledge and make it accessible to all and it sought to

achieve a series of satellite networking. He said that there was also a need for high quality education software and the workshop had the object of creating a new environment and for exploring the possibility of educational satellite.

Prof. Mamota Das the Director of the UGC Academic Staff College who presided said that by using the latest innovative technology teachers and educational administrators could be more efficient and effective and they could also become better visionaries.