Punjabi University's Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) has launched another innovative and specialised course in the entirely new domain of going online by launching a one-year 'Online, Open and Interactive Diploma in Videography and Videoediting'. The course will be available from this academic session.
While granting their approval to the course, vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh and dean, academic affairs, Dr AS Chawla, commented that the course was in line with the state and the Central government's scheme of providing short-term technical, yet advanced, training to aspirants who could not afford to attend regular classes due to different kinds of pre-occupation.
CAMS director Professor Gurmeet Maan said one of the unique features of this course was that it would be 'online, interactive and open-to-all' in nature, with students getting complete technical understanding of the subject through the Internet.
The course has been designed on the basis of the feedback received to previous programmes of similar nature launched by the varsity. The three-month evening course conducted by the Centre had received a very good response, Maan claimed.
"During the course, we would provide students access to lessons and allow them to interact with their teachers online at fixed hours, via the website website www.campspup.org," Maan added, adding that the students would also get a chance to learn with convenience and flexibility of time, sitting at their homes without the hassles of depending solely on the traditional personal contact programmes (PCPs).
"They will get their lessons and other materials electronically without fighting traffic, find parking places and leave much early to go to their classes and/or miss their family time," he said. "They will be able to complete their degree while working or in-between their jobs avoiding commuting to libraries to scale through the desirable books or search for a topic," Maan added.
During the course, we would provide students access to lessons and allow them to interact with their teachers online at fixed hours.
Gurmeet Maan, director, CAMS