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For boosting the pass percentage of the SEBA course Bodo medium students, the Department of Biotechnology of Bodoland University (BU) recently released ‘Dikshya,’ an audio-visual (AV) e-learning material on General Science for Bodo medium students of Class X of SEBA course here at Kokrajhar.

Director of Education of BTC- RS Borgayari, and Professor Hemanta Kumar Baruah, Vice Chancellor (VC) of Bodoland University formally released the DVDs of ‘Dikshya’ at the auditorium hall of Basic Training Centre.

Benefits of digitised audio-visual class:

  • AV material may help to overcome peculiar situation like teacher shortage in rural vernacular schools.
  • It will also reduce time required to teach the subjects and
  • will maximise the utilisation of digitised academic products through desktop computers, laptops or smartphones.
  • Audio-visual aids as teaching method fascinate the students to absorb the topic easily and open up thought processes as well as innovative ideas


Speaking on the event, Borgayari praised Dr Jatin Sharma, the coordinator-cum-director of ‘Dikshya’ for conceptualising such innovative awareness for the vernacular medium students and working diligently for the production. He also urged the students and teachers to take the advantage of the material.

Talking to the media, Sharma, who is also an associate professor and former Dean, Faculty for Science and Technology of Bodoland University (BU), said that to cope up with the shifting global scenario on development of technologies for teaching-learning methods, we have to make efforts for easy grasping and understanding subjects like General Science for students studying in vernacular medium.

Executive Member of BTC Doneswar Goyari, Principal Secretary, BTC Biren Ch Phukan, along with Anjali Basumatary, Sahitya Akademi awardee and associate professor, Kokrajhar, Government College, SN Gayary, DEEO, Kokrajhar, JP Brahma, Inspector of School, Kokrajhar, Dr Sandreep Das, Associate Professor as well as Head of Department of Biotechnology, Jonali Owary, among others, attended the programme.

Global procedures of using certain languages help students to get outstanding study materials developed by superlative academic institutions of the world. However, for vernacular medium students of India in general and Assam, such materials are not available for all.

Dr Sharma also informed that the Department of Biotechnology-sponsored Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility of the university has arranged the ‘Dikshya’ with 19 chapters of General Science of Class X.


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