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Distance learning centre to offer more facilities to pupils

Distance learning centre to offer more facilities to pupils

IDOL (The Institute of Distance and Open Learning), Guwahati, has now numerous new facilities to offer to the students. The institute which was established in the year 1998 is now prepared to offer the pupils with greatest possible support.

"The demands of the students happen to be huge and we always try to give maximum facility to the students. As it's a distant learning college, we want to possess the most effective services," said IDOL director Kandarpa Das.

IDOL gives support system by means of printed study materials, telephone counselling, e-learning portal and SMS service. Now, IDOL can also be ready to launch its community radio centre in the very first week of February.

"Looking in the students' growing demand we have arranged numerous new support systems. We will begin a toll-free telephone service for the students. It'll be advantageous for deprived students," he said, adding that at current they get 5 to 10 calls daily.

"Our e-learning threshold too has been useful. At present, around 2000 students take the advantage from the service to congregate necessary details and study related items," Das added.

Talking about the radio-service, the director said "Everything is ready and we are waiting for the launch in a few days. I feel it will be a radical step." The institute is also likely to introduce newer and more effective courses from the upcoming session along with a larger library can also be approaching, he added.