Education field has gone through a leap of development. There is one more advancement that has been done by means of virtual classes. IIT professors will give virtual classes in 100 engineering colleges across the country from January 2014.
Senior officer of the HRD ministry stated "Engineering apart, we hope to launch similar virtual modules across several other disciplines. The virtual lecture will be recorded and later put on the QEEE portal that is being developed and later we hope to also broadcast them."
Nine subjects will be taught by the IIT professors, they will be accompanied by the regular faculty of the college. These subjects include Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mathematics among others.
A Monday morning lesson across the 100 colleges will start at 8 am with a lesson on 'Wireless Connection' by IIT Kanpur's Professor Jagannathan. Linear Algebra will be taught by IIT Bombay's Professor Neela Natraj in the next hour. 'Heat Transfer' for the Mechanical Engineering session will be taken by Professor C Balaji of IIT Madras. A lecture of 'Engineering Fluid Dynamics' which will be held from 11 am to 12 noon by Professors BS Murthy. Last virtual lecture of the day on 'Operating System' will be taken by IIT Delhi's Professor Saurabh Bansal.
Students as well as engineering colleges are excited to see this experiment and are hoping to see a positive response in the education system. Colleges like Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology (DBCET) at Azara in Assam, Dr. KN Modi University in Tonk district of Rajasthan and Sagar Institute of Research and Technology in Madhya Pradesh along with other colleges are going to experience the virtual classes from January.