NEET ASPI­RANTS FROM STATE TO GET E-LESSONS TELE­CAST ON TV

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MUM­BAI: Stu­dents ap­pear­ing for the Na­tional Eli­gi­bil­ity Test (NEET) in Ma­ha­rash­tra will soon get vir­tual lessons on tele­vi­sion chan­nels. With the Supreme Court rul­ing that NEET will be the only cri­te­ria for ad­mis­sions to all grad­u­ate med­i­cal and den­tal col­leges, the Ma­ha­rash­tra higher ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment has formed an ex­pert panel to pre­pare the vir­tual lessons for aspi­rants.

“We have spo­ken to Do­or­dar­shan to air th­ese lessons and we are also in the midst of talks with other pri­vate TV chan­nels,” said Vinod Tawde, ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter. “The con­tent of the lessons will be pre­pared by the ex­pert panel. They will bring in sub­ject ex­perts to ex­plain dif­fi­cult con­cepts.”

Th­ese lessons will be pre­pared at the vir­tual class­room stu­dios, which are used by the civic body to reach out to their schools, and with help of the set-up al­ready ex­ist­ing with the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment.

“The BMC al­ready has the in­fra­struc­ture to pre­pare vir­tual lessons and we also have a sim­i­lar set-up. We will make use of that to pre­pare th­ese lessons,” said Tawde.

The state de­cided to tele­vise the lessons was taken as not all schools and stu­dents in the in­te­rior parts of the state have ac­cess to the In­ter­net. “Do­or­dar­shan has a wide reach, it can be viewed any­where in the state so we are go­ing to tele­cast the lessons there,” said Tawde.

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