FEGOCTA Online Lectures
Online Lectures for B.A. and B.Sc. Students of [Manipur University and Dhanamanjuri University] [Will be useful for those who are preparing for Civil Services & Other Competitive Examinations]
Dr. N. Somorendro
Convener, Coordination Committee of Online Lectures,
(Directorate of University and Higher Education, Government of Manipur and FEGOCTA)
Welcome to Online Lectures for B.A. and B.Sc. students of Manipur University and Dhanamanjuri University. There are over fifty-five thousand students in the current 2nd, 4th and 6th Semesters of B.A. and B.Sc. courses in Manipur. The online lectures will help in the learning activities of the college students. The lectures will be useful to those who are preparing for civil services and other competitive examinations. Those who love knowledge and learning can watch these lectures. Parents and guardians, kindly ensure the students to watch from 12 September, 2020 on ISTV Nongin everyday at 11.30 A.M. and repeat telecast at 11.00 A.M. on the next day. The initial days the focus will be on the 6th Semesters for which examinations are starting from 18th September, 2020.
Except Manipuri subject, the lectures will be in English language. The online lectures cover science, social sciences and humanities. The lectures include history of Manipur, Manipuri literature, history of South East Asia, government and politics in North East India. Coronavirus(Covid-19) and lockdowns have caused deprivation of the students to learn in normal classroom situations. Uncertainty continues due to rising Covid -19 positive cases and even deaths.
Online lectures cannot substitute traditional classroom teaching-learning. However, the fundamental question is how to help the students in their studies during lockdowns, reduce their stress and face uncertain future? Stress, depression and other mental issues have emerged, though no serious attention on these aspects. The online lectures will ensure some learning, knowledge and overcome the stress of the students. Education is not merely for examinations.
Appeal to the students: please watch and listen attentively to the lectures everyday at 11.30 A.M. on ISTV Nongin Channel. Please keep ready a pen and a note book, write down important points like in the normal classroom for future reading. One can also watch repeat telecast at 11.00 A.M. on the next day. The lectures will be available in YouTube link in the websites of the Directorate, www.highereducationmanipur.gov.in and FEGOCTA, www.fegocta.org along with the notes/materials. Comment/s or suggestion/s for improvement on the online lectures is welcome from everyone.
To stay fit, both mind and body, I request the students to follow the guidelines and protocols of World Health Organization, Governments of India and Manipur during Covid-19 pandemic. Students can perform some indoor exercises like stretching, deep breathing exercises, yoga etc, take up new activities like cooking and other creative hobbies, helping the parents etc. All these will contribute to healthy life while staying home.
FEGOCTA is really thankful to the Hon’ble Education Minister, Manipur, Dr. Th. Radheshyam, the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Director of the Directorate of University and Higher Education, Government of Manipur and RUSA, Manipur. FEGOCTA is also thankful to the Administrator/ Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, Registrar, Manipur University and Director and entire team of EMMRC, Manipur University and ISTV, Imphal for collaboration with FEGOCTA in this new venture, in the interests of the students and higher education.
Sincere and special thanks to the teachers from the different colleges, who have volunteered and made the online lectures possible. The online lectures are also lesson and inspiration: even during difficult times, we collectively dream and do innovative things for the students and education.
Thank you for watching.