SMS link to IIT-Bombay for spoken tutorials
On the occasion of Teachers Day, the School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi, presented to its students a spoken tutorial through video-conferencing from experts of IIT-Bombay. The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the Talk to a Teacher activity of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India. The workshops are online in nature and students interact with a specialist team of IIT-Bombay through online video conferencing. The first Spoken Tutorial workshop on C and C++ on the Linux environment at the Khushipur campus of SMS Varanasi was conducted for the final year MCA students. Other prominent areas to be covered through this mode include Java, Net beans, MySQL, PHP, Latex and Linux in the upcoming weeks. During workshop Miss Kusum Lata Verma (Coordinator, Spoken Tutorial Project IIT Bombay, East UP Division) interacted with SMS students. In the words of the Spoken Tutorial Convener at SMS Varanasi, Dr. Aditya K Gupta (Sr. Lecturer), the benefits for the students include hands on expertise of basic softwares besides gaining insights into the technology driven educational ambience in professional courses. The courses are very much in demand in the corporate sector and it is supposed that such kind of workshops, promoted by IIT-Bombay, would also enhance the already existing excellent placement scenario of the Institute. The Director Prof. P. N. Jha and the Executive Secretary, Dr. M. P. Singh have congratulated the Convener Dr. Aditya Gupta for bringing up this unique pedagogical initiative in the Institute.