VIJAYAWADA: With a view to improving standards of medical education in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, the NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) is soon going hi-tech by adopting video conferencing technology and e-access to libraries.
With videoconferencing, the students in Telangana can interact with experts during technical sessions and guest lectures in Andhra Pradesh. As many as 46 medical colleges in both the states will adopt this technology within the next two months.
“The aim is to connect both students and experts from their place itself. The students of these 46 colleges can interact with professionals, ask questions and share their views along with fellow students in other colleges. Even the experts can question the students of these colleges through video-conferencing and the students can watch programmes from other countries. Every government medical college will be given `5 lakh to have the facility, while the private medical colleges have to provide the same on their own,” said T Ravi Raju, vice-chancellor of NTRUHS.
Besides this, the varsity is initiating a free access of digitised journals, textbooks and training modules as part of which students from 46 colleges in both the states can access the PDF files on their laptops and Android phones, and can refer when required.
“This facility will be launched by the university on April 6. It will help the students have access to 1,000 journals, 2,000 text books and more than 800 training modules online.
To popularise e-learning and for the comfort of the students we are offering this facility free of cost,” Ravi Raju explained.