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MAKAUT starts School Connect Programme

Kolkata: Concern for school children during this pandemic has made Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology ( MAKAUT ), start a Scho...

Kolkata: Concern for school children during this pandemic has made Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), start a School Connect initiative for the Secondary and Higher Secondary exams which will be organized a little bit differently this year. This altered modus operandi of the examinations has left the students a bit confused and disturbed. To drive away all the uneasiness, MAKAUT WB under its School Connect Initiative had been holding an online programme every day from April 15 to 28 between 7:30 to 9:30 pm. The sessions under MAKAUT er Bandhan were addressed by various school teachers of the state, to whom the students asked different questions. A single subject was discussed each day. Subjects like Mathematics, Physics, History, Geography, English, Bengali were discussed in detail.

A dedicated website for School Connect Programme was also inaugurated on April 15, Poila Baishakh. The same day a newsletter for the School Connect Programme was also inaugurated. MAKAUT er Sparsho’s first issue was inaugurated for April 2021. It contains write-ups by experts on varied subjects and also write-ups by enthusiastic school students across West Bengal. Useful information about the University, its various innovative courses, fee structure etc are mentioned in it.

A magazine, Vijnan Mela, was also inaugurated on the same day. School students can also send their write-ups here.

The Vice Chancellor of MAKAUT, WB Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra is the key person behind all these efforts. During the inauguration he pointed out that higher education is under the ambit of the tertiary sector, where universities operate. In order to have a strong base for expansion of higher education, the primary and secondary sectors, that is, school education must be improved. All these initiatives will enhance the connectivity with school children. Prof. Maitra said that the ratio of young generation to total population is one of the highest in India. “This is our asset and the skill development of young students is essential for social upliftment and also for expansion of the scope of higher education. The School Connect Programme aims at achieving these objectives,” he added.


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