Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: The CMD of NALCO, Tapan Chand, has sought the collaboration of OSU for providing talent schooling to the kids of western Odisha.
“We are drafting a proposal to beautify the employability of underprivileged, younger process seekers,” stated Prof. Srikant Mohapatra, Vice-Chancellor, OSU, on the eve of the fourth Foundation Day of the Odisha State Open University held Monday at the district auditorium (Tapaswini), Sambalpur.
Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, Chairman-cum-MD, NALCO, was the chief visitor at the event. The others who attended the occasion are Professor Atal Chaudri, Vice-Chancellor, VSSUT, Professor S.C. Garg, Vice-Chancellor, Usha Martin University, and previous MLA Dr. Raseswari Panigrahi.
The event also saw the University signing two MoUs with Usha Martin University, Ranchi, and the Jean Foundation of New Delhi for an alternative self-mastering cloth.
The Odisha State Open University, taking into consideration a unique undertaking of the state authorities for presenting instructional opportunities, has jurisdiction over the complete state of Odisha.
Under the stewardship of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Srikant Mohapatra, the university functions thru a community nearby. It looks at centers throughout the nation to satisfy its mandate to offer first-rate schooling, research, and education facilities at less high prices.
Apart from diploma, certificates, and modular programs, the Odisha State Open University additionally gives bachelor, master’s, and PG degree programs in conventional and professional topics.
Last yr, the University received approval for nearly all its Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) programs.
The UGC’s Distance Education Bureau has granted permission to OSU to offer 26 guides via the open and distance gaining knowledge of mode.
OSOU’s growing alumni base stands at around 2,600 now, with -thirds of them coming from the state’s rural hinterland.
“In four years, we admitted 12,000 students. Seventy in step, with cent of them, hail from rural areas,” declared Prof. Mohapatra.
The down-to-earth price structure and the robust community of study centers covering almost every district of Odisha make it possible for the underprivileged to access schooling thru OSU.
One of the plus points of OSU is its sizeable use of technology to deliver education. Its interactive website serves as a virtual classroom-cum-library. Students have 24X7 get right of entry to online take a look at cloth and uploaded lectures through specialists.
“Believe me, a University can run thru a mobile phone,” said Prof. Mohapatra. OSU has released its cellular application in Google Play Store. It permits students to apply for admission via their cellular phones.
Prof. Srikant Mohapatra insisted on low-cost technology, retaining college students in thoughts, for offering distance schooling.
The World Bank had sanctioned Rs 25 crore to OSU, considering its quality and excellence in better schooling.
What is distance learning?
Distance learning means educating yourself at home and without going anywhere else. It is an independent study or group study. Distance learning institutes provide all courses to the students without going to regular classes.
In today’s world, every person is too busy. Everyone has no time for himself. Our youngsters want to earn themselves and not to depend on anyone, even their parents. They want to do a job as well as study. They do their job and study at the same time.
So, if they are doing a job, how can they study, how can they attend their classes regularly? The answer to this question is straightforward, and the answer is Distance learning. It is called the college without classes. Distance learning is specially developed for people who want to continue their studies along with their job. In distance colleges, they study themselves, and they have no burden to attend classes.