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DU Colleges to Mentor Institutes Throughout India

To develop a more conducive atmosphere in academiac22 colleges under the University of Delhi (DU) have decided to step into remote learning and mentor institutes for the same. This is what this programme has in stock.

Teachers’ visits, online training, skill development training, and student exchange programmes are just some of the ways that 22 University of Delhi (DU) colleges and departments are advancing the process of mentoring 29 colleges across the country as part of the Vidya Vistar scheme, which was launched earlier this year by DU. 

The majority of DU colleges have taken on universities in rural and tribal areas, many of which are in the Northeast. Hansraj College, for example, has adopted three colleges, one each in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, and Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Imphal, and Kalimpong College, University of North Bengal, are both affiliated with Ramanujan College. Teachers have already paid a visit.

We chose a college in the Northeast because we have alumni like Kiren Rijiju. We were already running a scheme called Vidya Setu where we had adopted many colleges. Once the university launched this scheme, we changed that to Gyan Setu.

Rama Sharma, principal of Hansraj College while talking to The Times of India

Two of our teachers visited both the colleges to understand how we could help them. Online teachers’ training is also being conducted. As part of the plan, teachers’ exchange programme, student training programme and some extension activities will be conducted.

SP Agarwal, principal of Ramanujan College in conversation with The Times of India 

Students would be given skills courses such as data analytics and data mining as part of the training programme. Ramanujan College wishes to collaborate with its partners to develop the surrounding areas. It would also collaborate with them on library resources and other academic facilities.

The teachers and researchers of both colleges will be engaging in joint research activities and will be co-investigators in the programmes submitted to funding agencies. We will initiate and assist innovation activities and boost start-ups. The idea is to cultivate the feeling of brotherhood among youths of the two institutes through sports and extracurricular activities.

Said Mamta Sharma from Aditi Mahavidyalaya to The Times of India 

In conversation with DU Beat a student who hails from Assam and is currently pursuing their UG degree from DU said:

“Amazingly, some colleges in DU have decided to help other institutes outside the helm of DU, many students from various parts of the country try to flock to Delhi so that they can have a better education and skill development as DU, but if DU takes up an initiative to help the colleges outside Delhi, maybe many students can have access to their degrees from the comfort of their homes.” 

Feature Image Credits: The Indian Express

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