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A-VIEW a powerful tool for learning: Prof. Deepak Phatak 19-Oct-2011

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Prof. Deepak Phatak of IIT-Bombay, the master brain of several national-level workshops, highlighted that A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) is a powerful tool for learning. "A-VIEW is an effective e-learning software that simplifies education," he said. He was interacting with the participants as part of weekly discussions through A-VIEW envisioned by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) under NME-ICT (National Mission on Education through Information Technology), on 19th October 2011 from IIT-Bombay premises.

On the occasion, Prof. Phatak congratulated Amrita University for developing such a useful software. He also showed how simple A-VIEW is to set up and praised A-VIEW team for smooth functioning of the class.

Prof. Phatak said using A-VIEW, IIT-Bombay is organizing two national-level workshops to enhance the skills of faculties specialized in Engineering and Science subjects. He urged all universities to participate in the National Teacher Empowerment Program.

Prof. Phatak said two-week national workshop on Heat Transfer will be held from 29th November to 10th December, 2011. While ten-day workshop on Solar Photovoltaics; Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications will be held from December 12 to 22. For more details, visit - http://ekalavya.it.iitb.ac.in/ekalavyaHome.do

More than 20 Universities including Goa University, Mangalayatan University Dr Shakuntala Misra Rehabilitation University, Punjab University, Chitkara University, Indian School of Mines, Central University of Bihar, IIT Kharagpur and Karnataka State Law University participated in the online interaction.

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Answering to a question, Prof. Phatak said since the workshops are being funded by NME-ICT there is no course fee for participation.

Prof. A K Ray, Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT Kharagpur congratulated Amrita University and A-VIEW for its endeavours to impart quality education across the country. "We are impressed well with A-VIEW software. We will use it in our campus soon," he added.

A-VIEW is an E-Learning platform, developed by Amrita University's E-Learning Research Lab, which is state-of-the-art software for distance education and collaboration. It is available for free to all the educational institutes across India, and can be downloaded from website address, www.aview.in or send an email to aview@amrita.edu.