The students from J&K on Tuesday retreated the demand for restoration of full-speed or $G internet after Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) advocated online studies to prepare for the exams.
The minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took to twitter and asked the students to accesses online resources and other e-learning material to continue with their preparation for JEE exams during the lockdown.
“Students to make sure you have adequate online resources & e-learning materials to continue with your JEE preparations during #lockdown @IITKgp has developed a JEE preparation module that you can access for FREE on National Digital Library,” the minister tweeted. “Now is the perfect time to take up an online course! If you are looking for great courses in engineering, basic sciences and selected humanities & social sciences, give #NPTEL a try! Browse through courses, here: https://t.co/r1J68rubkq https://t.co/Wlr4eOfXdA.”
Many students reacted to the Minister, reminding him that J&K has been denied 4G internet for the past eight months now.
“How unfortunate it is….we have no access to 4g,” responded a student, Shaista.
Another student Kashif Shafiq wrote: “There is no 4G internet. How can we connect to these classes? Please answer. #Restore4GinKashmir.”
All educational institutions were closed in Kashmir till further orders in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and the nationwide lockdown announced by the government of India to contain the epidemic.
“We are told to shift to the online medium and reach out to students, it is a good idea, but there are various challenges in it because the content remains inaccessible for students so it doesn’t serve any purpose at all,” said a college assistant professor wishing not to be named.