With changing technology and to proceed with technology, Allahabad University has decided to take help of smart classrooms. Within subsequently six months, 20 such fully equipped smart-classrooms would be set up. 20 semi smart classrooms in 20 departments are under proposal.
These semi-smart classrooms would help the full-fledged smart classrooms as prospective by the ICT (information and communication technology) cell of AU. Cell's head Prof RK Singh said that setting up these semi-smart classrooms had some issue and installation of important equipment would start from the following week.
Prof Singh further said that these semi-smart classrooms would be established in 20 different departments of the university. Among these, one each would be established in economics and commerce department. In the Science faculty, these classrooms would be set up in JK Institute, physics, chemistry, zoology, mathematics, biochemistry, environmental sciences, statistics and botany. One such classroom would also come up at law faculty.
Similarly the department of the Arts Faculty, including English, political science, ancient history, Hindi, geography, sociology would get a semi-smart classrooms.
According to Prof Singh, these classrooms will contain all the basic equipments required to work as a smart classroom like LCD projector, screen, supporting audio and video system, microphone, master CPU which would control the entire system, and much more.
These classrooms are not only used for teaching as they serve other functions. These are suitable for seminars, guest lectures, and presentations by academicians.
"There are many instances when eminent academicians arrive in the department to take viva etc and he or she wants to interact with students or make them aware of the recent developments in the specified field but fails to make an impact as the department lacks these fundamental amenities. But after installation of these equipment, such activities would be easily held," said Prof J A Ansari, senior faculty member at JK Institute and member of the ICT cell of the AU.