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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Delhi University conducts webinar on COVID-19 and the challenges for the visually-impaired

The Delhi University on Tuesday organised a webinar on COVID-19 for visually impaired students and faculty. The objective of the webinar was to help them deal with the problems they are facing due to the nationwide lockdown to restrict the spread of coronavirus. The university has nearly 3,000 students with disabilities.

The three-hour-long webinar on 'COVID-19 and the Challenges of the Visually Impaired' was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Professor Yogesh Tyagi.

delhi-university-380The webinar was attended by nearly 150 visually challenged students and faculty members of the university. Along with discussions on issues and challenges, the webinar focussed on solutions faced by them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university said that it plans to prepare a policy document concerning the interventions required for the visually impaired based on the webinar. The document will be circulated in the public domain for implementation.

The recording of the webinar will be made available on the official website of Delhi University.

The vice-chancellor assured the visually impaired students and the faculty members that the varsity will ensure that difficulties being faced by them with respect to academic and other issues due to change in content-delivery methods are addressed with utmost sensitivity and commitment.

“There is no problem which cannot be overcome with proper support and accessibility,” he said.

The University has also released modified academic calendar for the 2019-2020 session. As per the new notification, the Delhi University will now disperse classes for the even semester on 15 May 2020. It was earlier scheduled to disperse the classes on 28 April but modified its calendar due to COVID-19 lockdown.

Last week, the university had released the online exam form for the May-June examinations. Students can fill the form by 15 May.



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