Campus note

Workshop held

Patiala: In his presidential address at the inaugural session of the three-day UNESCO-supported capacity building workshop on the media and information literacy for youth and youth-led organisations, Dr AS Chawla, Dean, Research, Punjabi University, said the media and information literacy (MIL) skills were necessary for promoting the use of knowledge for learning and research.

Patiala: In his presidential address at the inaugural session of the three-day UNESCO-supported capacity building workshop on the media and information literacy for youth and youth-led organisations, Dr AS Chawla, Dean, Research, Punjabi University, said the media and information literacy (MIL) skills were necessary for promoting the use of knowledge for learning and research. “Teachers should encourage students to be more inquisitive. There are many gaps and divides, hence an MIL policy and guidelines are needed to bridge these gaps,” he said.  Dr Jagdish Arora, Director, Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar, was the chief guest on this occasion. In his inaugural address, he emphasised that e-Shodh Sindhu provided access to electronic resources, including more than 10,000 journals and 15 online databases to 25 universities, 66 centrally-funded technical institutions and 4,000 colleges. He acquainted the audience about e-learning initiatives taken by the UGC and the Ministry of Human Resource Development where the INFLIBNET was responsible for technical collaboration. These e-learning initiatives include e-PG Pathshala, Swayam, and Swayam Prabha. Dr Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, Dhaka (Bangladesh), was the guest of honour .— TNS

Top Stories

Nation sees more single-day recoveries than new cases

Nation sees more single-day recoveries than new cases

The total caseload mounted to 53,08,014

NIA arrests 9 suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, West Bengal

NIA arrests 9 suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, West Bengal

Large quantities of incriminating materials have been seized...

Farm bills: Chidambaram says PM distorting Congress manifesto promise

Farm bills: Chidambaram says PM distorting Congress manifesto promise

The former FM says the two Farm Bills the Lok Sabha passed d...

Additional financial package of Rs 1,350 crore announced for J-K

Additional financial package of Rs 1,350 crore announced for J-K

The package is over and above the benefits of Aatam Nirbhar ...

Cities

View All