The Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), Delhi University, is all set to make learning a more interactive experience for students and teachers from this academic session. The same will be achieved by setting up new nodal centres of ILLL in 12 colleges of the university by the third week of June.
At present, the institute comprises two centres — one each in the North Campus and South Campus. According to M Chaturvedi, director, ILLL, by establishing smaller versions of the ILLL in DU colleges, a two-way learning procedure will begin where students will be giving their inputs on the provision of the learning material. Also, more number of centres will create more confidence and democracy among teachers and eventually co-ordination will become easier. With the new centres, the colleges too will be well connected.
He says, “The 12 colleges where the ILLL centres will be set up will be scattered across the city for easy access. These colleges will be chosen on the basis of their proficiency in information and communication technology along with their ability to provide additional inputs to the institute. The names of these colleges will be finalised in a week’s time.”
Apart from establishing more number of centres, ILLL is also planning to have one common portal. “As of now, ILLL is managing two separate portals one each for the north and south campuses. We are working on combining them both and making it into one unified portal where exhaustive information regarding the course material will be available. This way, students won’t have to scan portals,” says Chaturvedi.
“Once we identify and finalise the colleges for setting up the centres, there will be no waiting in implementing what has been decided. Students will be able to avail of the facilities soon after their admissions,” he adds.