Video Lectures a good source to rely upon

Number of engineering colleges are increasing exponentially, the demand for the qualified and experienced teachers is also increasing as the available human resource is limited compared to the demand. Colleges are becoming only money minded leaving the priorities of providing basic infrastructure and failing to maintain even the minimum teaching standards. Economically rich students are relying on the tuition and coaching classes, on the other hand economically poor cannot afford for private coaching classes and also these cannot understand the contents from the ‘hi-fi’ prescribed text books.

One of the solutions to overcome the limitations of available good resource is to rely on video lectures available on the internet. In India, all the IITs and IISc have joined together in developing video lectures on the subjects which are generally prescribed in almost all Indian universities. The project of developing video lectures on the subject is named as ‘National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning’. Many of the engineering branch courses are included in the first phase of it and few more courses are to be developed in the second phase of NPTEL.

These courses are available freely and also easily downloadable in even MP4 format. Students not having good teachers for the subject can rely on these video lectures and improve their knowledge in turn performance.

One more advantage in these video lectures is some of them are recorded in the real class rooms so that the students watching the videos will also have the feeling of listening in the class. The videos are accessible on the website NPTEL


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