This initiative will prove its worth as light house in the area of new ways of teaching and learning: Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Sharma
Jalandhar/Kapurthala: I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG PTU) has taken initiative to improve the reading habits of their students and teachers. University has started “Kindle” service for its campus students and faculty members. This is the way to develop new interests in the teaching and learning schedule of students and faculty members. University authorities said that it is an innovative method of education. This initiative has been taken by the University's Knowledge Resource Center (KRC) of the Academic Department. Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Sharma launched this scheme and inaugurated the first device.
It is worth mentioning that the Kindle is an electronic device on hand to read books. It was developed by an online retailer private company in 2012. Anyone can download and read books on Kindle via wireless technology. An infinite number of books can be read on this device. Apart from this, there is a digital dictionary also available in it.
On this occasion Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Sharma said that the need was felt during the time of COVID pandemic. In such a situation, KRC of the Academic Department of the University took this digital initiative and made it available through a proposal.
Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Sharma said that this device will also increase the reading habit of students and faculty. It will be made available for University campus students and faculty. A separate scheme will be chalked out to associate affiliated colleges.
During the launch of device, University Registrar Sandeep Kumar Kazal, Campus Director Dr. Neel Kanth Grover, KRC Incharge Madhu Midda and Vice Chancellor Secretariat Incharge Dr. Hitesh Sharma were present.