We’ve no 4G internet: J&K students react to HRD Minister advocating online studies

We’ve no 4G internet: J&K students react to HRD Minister advocating online studies
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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 andasked the students to accesses online resources and other e-learning materialto 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 accessfor FREE on National Digital Library," the minister tweeted. "Now is theperfect time to take up an online course! If you are looking for great coursesin engineering, basic sciences and selected humanities & social sciences,give #NPTEL a try! Browse through courses, here: https://t.co/r1J68rubkqhttps://t.co/Wlr4eOfXdA."

Many students reacted to the Minister, reminding him thatJ&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 4Ginternet. How can we connect to these classes? Please answer.#Restore4GinKashmir."

All educational institutions were closed in Kashmir tillfurther orders in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and the nationwidelockdown announced by the government of India to contain the epidemic.

"We are told to shift to the online medium and reach out tostudents, it is a good idea, but there are various challenges in it because thecontent remains inaccessible for students so it doesn't serve any purpose atall," said a college assistant professor wishing not to be named.

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