Hyderabad, July 27, 2015: The undergraduate student Conference on Online Resources in Advancing Knowledge and Skills and their Implementation was held at the University of Hyderabad under the project E-QUAL (Enhancing Quality Access and Governance of Undergraduate Education in India).
It included participants from all over India (partner institutions -- Ambedkar University, Jadavpur University, Shiv Nadar University, Kings College London and University of Bologna, a UoH statement said.
They presented 28 papers on different themes.
The two-day conference, which concluded yesterday, was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, R P Sharma and the keynote address was delivered by V P Gulati, Head, Business Domain, of TCS.
Sarojini Kaul of European Commission and Manjula Rao of British Council also highlighted the endeavours of European Union, British Council and Government of India in furthering undergraduate education through E-Learning in India.
The valedictory address was delivered by R S Sharma, Director of Commonwealth of Learning (India), New Delhi, who stressed on different efforts that are being made in the arena of education by the Government of India as well as many educational institutions and private business enterprises.
"The uniqueness of this international conference is that it is completely organised and executed by the undergraduate students (Integrated Masters) of the University of Hyderabad",it said.
The faculty and management were provided by J Prabhakar Rao, R Siva Prasad, K C James Raju, Rajeev Wankar, Alok Pandey and Kumar J Jagajeet and Naresh Gogikar, it was stated.
The conference deliberated issues relating to online learning, especially at the undergraduate level.
The problems as well as solutions in relation to online education and e-learning were brought out, the statement added.