Chandigarh June 13: To provide quality education to the remotest student of the State, the Punjab Government have established 2077 EDUSAT Computer Labs under NABARD Project to enhance teaching and learning process in the state schools. Besides, 1107 more such EDUSAT Labs would be established in the remaining schools.
Disclosing this here today Mr Sikandar Singh Maluka, Education Minister Punjab said that rural students who were not able to a pay hefty fees to the coaching centers were able to prepare themselves through satellite learning and as many as 1719 students from the rural areas were selected in Engineering and Medical Colleges through this e-learning programme.
The Education Minister informed that 1016 EDUSAT classroom ends have been established with 516 Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs) and 500 Receive Only Terminals (ROTs) in various government secondary schools in the state.
He added that this year a crash course was conducted from 28th February to 5th May for competitive coaching to enable the students to review the lectures at their convenience. "The EDUSAT society have enrolled more than 3000 students at 100 classroom ends for programme of six weeks duration and study material consisting more than 800 pages was supplied free of cost to every student" he said.
Expressing satisfaction over the EDUSAT system providing tele-teaching in the government schools, the Education Minister said that the Punjab EDUSAT Society had provided free coaching tele-services to the 10+2 students of medical and non-medical streams for competitive examinations who were unable to pay the unaffordable fees of private coaching centers. "Due to the free coaching services about 300 students belonging to poor strata of society were able to got admissions into the medical and engineering colleges", he added.
Mr Maluka further said that in addition to these competitive coaching classes, the society was broadcasting regular lectures on hard topics in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English and Commerce to the students of Medical, Non-Medical, and Commerce. "The best of the faculty available in India have been roped in to deliver the best of the competitive educational content for the usage of the aspiring students", he added.