Maharashtra students pursuing polytechnic courses would take some of
their lessons in virtual classrooms from the current academic year.
The decision in this regard has been taken by the State government
to overcome shortage of faculties in the stream.
"We are starting the virtual classes
from this academic year which would enable two or more classes to
learn simultaneously," Higher and Technical Education Minister,
Rajesh Tope told PTI.
"The students can learn through a
facility like video conferencing with the teacher", he added.
The Government is also planning to make the facility available for
Industrial Training Institute (ITI), if needed, Tope said.
The Government would soon make
available instrumental set up to the colleges to start the courses
immediately, he said.
There are over 100 polytechnic colleges across the state.
"The virtual classroom has been
initiated considering shortage of teachers for the polytechnic
courses," the minister said.
Recruitment of the faculties is done through Maharashtra Public
Service Commissions (MPSC) which takes long time to fill the
vacancies, he said.