Exam in your hand, courtesy SNDT University

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Mumbai, Jan 22: Students undertaking distance education will no more have to walk all the way to the exam centres now to write their exams as mobile phones will serve the purpose.

Not only this, students will not have to wait for the results as the same will be delivered to them in their mail box, the moment they answer the last question.

As part of its national mission to serve the country's youth, especially in the remote rural pockets, and bring them under the umbrella of education, the SNDT University in collaboration with a host of tele-tech companies have embarked on the ambitious 'Education Through Mobile' programme, which would be launched by Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna at the Patkar Hall of the Women's University here tomorrow.

The novel programme aims at dissemination of Combined Admission Test (CAT) like exams and the preparations thereof.

The University for this purpose has entered into an alliance with Tata Tele Services, Any transaction on Mobile, Mumbai and Indian PCO Tele Services, which will develop and disseminate mobile education.

''At present, the programme will be available in Hindi and English, but we are also working out on other languages to enhance our reach,'' sources said.

For those who do not have access to mobile phones, particularly the ones availing the service in rural areas, the programme would be made available through the BSNL telephone lines, sources added.

''A student can call on a BSNL phone number to be specified later, where the questions will be read out to him. He can answer those questions over the telephone itself,'' sources informed.

Apart from the exams, the course content would also be delivered to the students through their mobile phones, sources added.


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