To enhance the teaching-learning experience, and to automate processes, the College has implemented the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) In the following ways:
• DLP-equipped Classrooms
All the classrooms are equipped with DLP systems that enable Teachers to supplement traditional teaching methods with newer forms of learning. The teaching-learning experience can be made more effective by accessing and projecting internet content wherever necessary, or making MS PowerPoint presentations, or screening movies if required.
• Computer Labs
The College has 09 Computer Labs, with a seating capacity of approximately 30 to 40 students and a research laboratory for Ph.D in IT. They are used for conducting lectures and practicals of various courses.
• Networking Lab/Centre
A Networking Lab/Centre has been established in the Department of Physics with the funds received from DST. A Smartboard has been installed in the Centre, too. Currently, this Lab/Centre is used to conduct UG and PG practicals, and for seminars and workshops.
• Library — OPAC and N-LIST INFLIBNET
The College Library uses OPAC — Online Public Access Catalogue — to facilitate accessing the Library collection.
In addition, the Library has a membership N-LIST INFLIBNET, and members of the Teaching staff are issued with login ID’s and passwords to access these e-resources.
• Internet and LAN Connectivity
The Campus has access to the Internet via a leased line. Members of the Staff have access to the WiFi (50 MBPS) and LAN networks. Research students are given access to the WiFi network. This helps in the teaching-learning process as Teachers use the facility to access newer research in their subjects, or to access Internet content that may have a bearing on the syllabus, or may be of interest to their students. In addition, the WiFi network has helped in facilitating the performance of administrative duties. These facilities were highly useful for conducting online lectures, examinations and extra-curricular events during the COVID-induced Lockdown.
All administrative areas of the College such as College Offices, Science Departments, as well as the Library, are linked via LAN, and this has helped to automate processes and increase efficiency. In addition, PCs and printers have been provided for use of the Teaching Staff in the HoD Cabin, staffroom and various Departments, and Committees have also been issued Laptops for the same purpose. In addition, under the RUSA 2.0 grant, additional laptops and desktops have been procured for the use of Teaching and Administrative Staff.
In an effort to provide maximum security to Staff and Students, CCTVs have been installed at various locations on Campus, and the footage is continually monitored by the section in-charges.
• Upgrade of ICT Facilities
The College aims to provide Stakeholders with the best possible academic and infrastructural facilities. In keeping with this objective, the College regularly upgrades its ICT infrastructure to suit the changing demands.
Under the RUSA 2.0 grant (sanctioned in 2019-20), the College has procured such ICT equipment as desktops, laptops, printers, scanners, EyeRis interactive systems, Lecture Capturing Systems, and Digital Podiums. The licenced software required for these devices has also been acquired.
In addition, the College has implemented the MOODLE LMS to facilitate the teaching-learning process. To facilitate the conduct of extra-curricular activities in the online mode during the COVID-induced Lockdown, the College also acquired online platforms such as ZOOM. Routine lectures and examinations were conducted using Google Suite software.
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