Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister of Higher Education, inaugurated the Hybrid Learning Studio and the Sir. M. Visvesvaraya Banquet Hall of Maratha Mandal Engineering College Belagavi. This college has implemented a “Digital Transformation” and has equipped all classrooms with digital boards that are wifi enabled.
The Digital Studio allows teachers to address students in remote locations, and each student and staff member has been provided with the latest laptops connected through the Lycee Connected Learning platform and Microsoft platform.
The students have access to certificate courses provided by Microsoft and can also access resources stored on their laptops for further reference. Maratha Mandal Engineering College Belagavi is the first institute in the country to have the Hybrid Learning Model in association with Microsoft and Tech Avant-Garde. Professors from foreign countries and other institutes in India can share their knowledge through the Hybrid Learning System.
Dr. C.N Ashwath Narayan praised Maratha Mandal for promoting the education that is needed by the industry. He emphasized the importance of digital transformation, collaboration, and connectedness in today’s world. He congratulated the Management of Maratha Mandal for adopting the system.
Dr. S. Vidyashankar, Vice Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, noted that VTU is also promoting multidisciplinary courses and that the Hybrid Learning System will help promote learning and implementation of NEP-2020. He also mentioned that the syllabus of VTU has been changed to give students the freedom to choose their subjects.
Shri. Nagraju Yadav, MLC, Bengaluru, inaugurated the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Auditorium, which is meant for student workshops and 3D screening. This event marked a milestone in Maratha Mandal Engineering College’s journey towards digital transformation.
In her presidential address, Dr. Rajshree Nagraju announced the organization’s commitment to embracing changes in all its schools and colleges. She highlighted the importance of equipping students with the latest technology and learning tools, such as 3D, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality, to make learning fun and engaging. To ensure students can focus on their studies, Dr. Nagraju also announced that each lecture will be recorded and uploaded immediately for students to review at any time. Additionally, quizzes, educational videos, and content developed by Microsoft and TAG will be made available to students.
Mr. Ali Sait of TAG was also present to demonstrate the Hybrid system, and Dr. D.G. Kulkarni, the Principal, welcomed the dignitaries. The program was coordinated by Ms. Swati Patil, Prof. Chetna Bhagoji, Prof. Shubha, Prof. Pooja, and Prof. Anuj Deshpande.