Coronavirus Outbreak: Top 5 education updates


In the midst of coronavirus outbreak, the country is in a mode of lockdown. Major boards have postponed their exams and have also canceled for few classes. In the middle of all, IIT Bhubaneswar has started doing online classes so as to keep the syllabus on track. With this, the Haryana board has released a digital app for the students of class 9 and 10 named Bright Tutee. Here are the top 5 updates in the education sectors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

IIT Bhubaneswar
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar embraced a virtual mode of education to keep the syllabus on track. Amid coronavirus lockdown, faculty members of IIT Bhubaneswar are using technology to live stream lectures from remote locations.

Interestingly, all of that is being done as per the normal class schedules. Be it the students or faculty members, all adhere to the class timings strictly. We have set alarm notifications about the class timings on our smartphones. As soon as the alarm rings, we log into our e-teaching software altogether, dot on time. Information about class timings are uploaded on the institute’s website and communicated to the students via bulk messages or emails, said Gaurav Pandey, a second-year student of civil engineering.

Attendance is also being taken online through the system, explained IIT Bhubaneswar director, Professor RV Rajakumar. The institute is using Microsoft Teams for conducting online lectures.

If any student faces any problem to access the live streaming, he/she can get the saved video link to watch the session at his convenience.