Lockdown 2: IIT Madras starts free lectures series online

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Team Careers360 | Apr 15, 2020 - 2:19 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) - IIT Madras has launched a special lecture series online to engage students in career guidance, technology and general topics while they are under COVID-19 lockdown.

The country is currently under a nationwide lockdown till May 3 to prevent the spread of coronavirus and the students are required to stay at home.

The free lecture series started on April 13 and will continue till the lockdown ends. After that one or two lectures may continue for a week, based on the response and feedback received.

“The response to the lecture series has been commendable with the first session in this series on ‘film sense’ garnering more than 11,000 views,” said Bharathi, senior project officer, NPTEL-IIT Madras.

Careers, skills, life

The one-hour interactive lectures will deal with topics ranging from career and job opportunities to the latest updates on technology. They will also cover general interest issues such as time management, joy of teaching, soft skills, film sense and entrepreneurship, among others.

These lectures will be delivered by eminent speakers from various domains including musics, sports, banking and finance and medicine.

“These talks by industry professionals provide the students first-hand insights into the aspects of the courses to be pursued, the work life balance in the career described. There is no better time than now to offer this series as it would benefit students and faculty members who have to remain in their homes for their safety,” said Andrew Thangaraj, faculty in-charge, NPTEL-IIT Madras.

The sessions will be live-streamed on NPTEL-IIT Madras’ YouTube channel.

During the lectures, a chat box will be available through which viewers can ask questions in real-time.

The lectures will also be archived on the NPTEL website and will remain open for everyone.

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