Seneca College Canada & DEI India Collaborate in Online International Learning Initiative Student Projects
Toronto, July 16 (Canadian-Media): A Certificate Ceremony on a Collaborative Online International Learning Initiative Student Projects on “Computer Network Design” & "Web and Video Publishing on the Internet” between Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India & Seneca College, Canada, organized by Prashant Srivastava, Director, Seneca International, was held yesterday at Seneca College Newnham Campus, Toronto, Ontario.
DEI is located in Dayalbagh, a colony renowned for its serene environment and secular establishing and conforms to an excellent academic setting contributing to the strength of the social, moral and spiritual fiber of the institute`s educational system.
EDUSAT -- (Education Satellite), reportedly is a network completely an audio-visual medium using multimedia technology wherein teacher-student connectivity is facilitated in distance mode by creating a Teaching End and Classroom End -- is connected to 57 centres in India and is in regular use.
EDUSAT Leased line connectivity from DEI to its centres at Soami Nagar, Delhi and between Rajabori (Hardha District) and between Tirmani at Madhya Pradesh has been established. In addition virtual labs facilities through Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) have been established to facilitate National Mission of Education (NME) through Information and communications technology (ICT) to facilitate communication, creation, dissemination, storage, and information management and enhances the connectivity of national knowledge.
DEI has successfully maintained large repository of recorded video lectures and printed material for for various Vocational Certification and Diploma programs. Some of these are also available in local languages like Tamil and Telugu.
Rajabarari Tribal Campus (left) and Multimedia DEI (right)
Tarachand Satsangi, International Coordinator of DEI Collaboration officially welcomed the audience and said DEI consisted of 6 faculties, 23 departments, 22 undergraduate and 21 post graduate programmes.
DEI also has 9 postgraduate diploma programs, 21 Master of Philosophy programmes and 21 Ph.D programmes. 21 diploma programmes are also offered by technical colleges.
Satsangi then informed the audience that in a review of 130 Deemed Universities conducted by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, DEI was placed in 8th position among all 130 Deemed Universities with Grade A.
After DEI received the status of a deemed university in 1981 by University Grants Commission of India it began functioning as the faculty of Arts, Commerce, Education, Engineering and Science from the academic session 1981-82. The Institute has since been accorded the Membership of the Association of Indian Universities.
Professor Saketaram (Sam) Surendra from Seneca College spoke on Seneca India Project Online Collaboration which engages students and faculty from DEI for cross-cultural experiences using various online information and communication technologies that are available through the open-source market. He said this international collaboration on group project levels is really a win-win situation for both Seneca and DEI students in their curriculum learning projects with most of the course offerings in Seneca have group projects and assignment components.
Saketaram (Sam) Surendra
Distribution of certificates to DEI students in India then took place, shown live through video presentation.
DEI students receiving certificates
Presentation of Certificates to Seneca College students was done by both Srivastava and Laurel Schollen, VP, Academic of Seneca College. Schollen then congratulated students of DEI, India and Seneca College, Canada for overcoming challenges in collaboration and their success.
Prashant Srivastava (left) and Laurel Schollen (right)
Question and answer session then took place followed by networking.
Rajan Sharma (Left) and Hadi Majzoub (right)
Rajan Sharma, representing the friends of the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) in Canada thanked Laurel Schollen, Professor Sam Surendra, Prashant Srivastava and Tarachand Satsangi for facilitating the student exchange between DEI, India and Seneca College, Canada. He stated that he would like to see this exchange grow over the years and would love to be a part of such events that support and encourage the students. He also thanked the counterparts in India; Prem Kalra and Prem Sudhish from DEI as well as Ragini from the Tribal Rajaborari Education Centre for making this exciting educational exchange possible.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)