Chandigarh April 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Panjab University,
Chandigarh has rescheduled the date of entrance test for PU-CET
(U.G.)-2020 as 16th May 2020 instead of 26th April 2020 for admission
to B.Pharmacy and B.Sc. (Hons. School), informed Prof Parvinder
Singh,Controller of Examinations.

He added that the last date for submission of information on the
website to generate the Bank challan has also been extended from 10th
April 2020 to 4th May 2020. The candidates can also pay their fee
through Net Banking / Debit Card/ Credit Card. After successful online
payment, candidate will be able to complete his/her form immediately.
Detailed revised schedule is also available on the website. To apply,
please visit the website https://cetug.puchd.ac.in

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Chandigarh April 5, 2020

Day 2 of FDP at PU

The day 2 of seven days faculty development programme in online mode
on “MOOCS: Instructional Design, Development and Learning Analytics
being organised by
The Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM),
Panjab University Chandigarh ,Prof. K. Srinivas Head of ICT & Project
Management Unit of National Institute of Educational Planning and
Administration (NIEPA) guided the participants about the usage of You
Tube videos, images available on flicker.com, Pinterest .com and
academic material available on Google. Com, SWAYAM, NPTEL, e-PG
Pathshala etc. with a simple referencing and without any issues of
copy right.
Participants learned to download videos from You Tube under the
category Creative Commons Attribution License (reuse allowed) and used
those for development of online lesson.
He said that technology is a facilitator and creative means to do new
things. Participants learnt to download the text material from Google
which can be used free of cost, share or modify, even commercially.
Participants from varied backgrounds like engineering, language,
education, management, computer science shared that those were not
aware about the availability of materials on the Internet which can be
used with simple referencing and without any issues of copyright.

Prof. Srinivas, demonstrated the use of Google docs as a first step to
develop learning centre MOOCs. He exhibited the usage of development
of videos for MOOCs by using free software’s like Screencastify,
Presentation Tube Recorder, Screencast-O-Matic etc. in a very economic
and effective way. He explained the usage of free software Learning
Management System i.e. Moodle – Gnomio for developing MOOCs and
catering the teaching needs of 250 students at a time in the virtual
classroom.

He elaborated on the procedures on developing of six verticals of
MOOC- Ecosystem i.e. course design, course development. course
delivery, course transaction, motivation and engagement of the
learner, creating assessment and discussion forum by using various
free software’s which are available on his Learning Portal
[http://profksrinivas.in].

In the last two sessions, participated done the Hands on Practice for
development of four quadrants of MOOCs i.e. video lecture, reading
material, self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and an
online discussion forum for clearing the doubts.

The session ended with a message - Stay Home, Be Safe and Do
constructive academics.

In this workshop 81 teachers from 14 universities are participating.