Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Open University (OSOU) has opened up all its learning resources free for those interested to learn online amid the novel Coronavirus aka Covid-19 scare.
The learning resources include study materials, video lectures, question banks, e-library and short term skill development programmes. These web-based resources are for Bachelor, Master, Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate programmes.
The university has adopted the common syllabus prepared by Odisha State Higher Education Department. These syllabuses are common for the students of regular universities. It has also developed study materials for several disciplines including Odia, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Political Science, History, Sociology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Management, Cyber Security, Rural Development, Disaster Management etc.
The OSOU has also made its Online Learning Platform ‘eGyanjyoti’ free for the next three months. The online skill development courses are already being offered to the undergraduate and post graduate student of seven universities in the state. This is the first time it has been opened to everyone and without any cost. Students can simply go to the website (www.osou.ac.in) of the university and start learning. If they wish, they can download the study materials.
“This has always been our motto to take education to the door-steps of the learners and reach out the unreached,” said OSOU Vice Chancellor Dr Srikant Mohapatra