Mumbai: The Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari today expressed the view that higher education institutions should adopt new online tools of teaching and learning. Mentioning that even IIT Bombay has decided to conduct its classes online, he added that a holistic view should be to see if the new technology is foolproof, harmonious and practicable.

 The Governor was speaking at the inauguration of a webinar on ‘New Age Tools for Teaching Online’ organized by Academisthan, a platform for teaching faculty serving in Higher Education Institutions. 

Mentioning that students will not be happy if they are passed without writing examinations, the Governor expressed the view that new technology can be used for conducting exams. He said thought can be given to provide computers to those not possessing computers for writing examination. 

Founder of Academisthan and Chancellor’s Nominee on the Management Council of University of Mumbai Deepak Kumar Mukadam informed the meeting that more than 6000 teachers had registered for the three day webinar which would cover subjects like Online Teaching Tools and Applications, Creating Online Content’ and ‘Student Interaction and Engagement’. 

Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai Suhas Pednekar, Vice Chancellor of SNDT Women’s University Shashikala Wanjari and Vice Chancellors of various universities in the State attended the webinar.