Saturday, April 4, 2020

Government of India has suggested to make DIY masks amid the largest global pandemic in recent times: COVID-19

The government of India has recommended that people cover their faces with homemade, reusable masks when they step out of their homes as part of measures to stem the spread of corona virus in the country. India has recorded over 2,900 corona virus or COVID-19 cases, including 68 deaths. The government has also stressed on the need of face covers for people living in densely populated areas across the country.
Amid escalating worries of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry has put out a detailed advisory on the use of homemade protective cover for face and mouth.

“…it is suggested that such people who are not suffering from medical conditions or having breathing difficulties may use the handmade reusable face cover, particularly when they step out of their house. This will help in protecting the community at large,” the ministry said.

These handmade masks, however, are not meant for health workers or those working with or in contact with COVID -19 patients or those who are patients themselves as they are required to wear specified protective gear, the Health Ministry said.

The government has also put out detailed steps for a do-it-yourself face mask that can be made out of a piece of clean cloth available at home.

“There must not be a sharing of face covers and a face cover must be used by only one individual. So, in a family of several members, each member should have a separate face cover,” the advisory says. 

Dr Sanju Verma
Asst. Professor
RBMI, GR. Noida

Developing Scientific Temperaments among Children

Scientific temperaments refers to a mindset to perceive the situation logically and investigate it objectively. It involves inquisition and logical thinking so that fallacies could be avoided. Humans’ emotions and inner desires often compels them to make wrong decisions. The scientific tempers and scientific attitude helps them to take informed and rational decisions. Further, it helps in upgrading the existing knowledge and improvements over the prevailing practices for the benefits of mankind.
As a way of life the scientific temper uses the scientific method. Scientific methods includes questioning, observing physical reality, testing, hypothesizing, analysing, and communicating.  Scientific temper at individual level exists during decision making for everyday situations. It involves repeated observations and conclusions by relating various variables on cause and effects framework of understanding the situation.
It is said that scientific temper must exists in individual to revive confidence and hope and to dispel fatalistic outlook. Since ancient days the logical solutions of social problems achieved through scientific method and scientific temperaments.   A lot of mistakes and logical fallacies are avoided from being repeated by thinking scientifically.

In this blog some activities are suggested to develop scientific temper among children -
·         Encouraging the children to ask questions.
·         Helping him to search the answer on his own
·         Allow to commit the mistakes
·         Guiding for reliable sources of reference
·         Have all recreational activities
·         Allow the children to understand in Why?,  How? and When?
·         Do not put our own ideas before the children in such a way that could hinder their creativity.
·        Teaching should be in the logical sequence  of understanding i.e from general to specific and relating these in reverse way also.
·         Exceptions must be pointed to help understand the existence of mysteries.
·         Support experimentation in day to day environment.
·         Help to create diagrams and models.
·         Help to write with reasoning.
·         Avoid using chapter questions when it comes to academics
·         Make some learning application-based
·         Advise extra reading to improve her analysis of information.
·         Chess, brain teasers and riddles games are also helpful.
-          Dr A. K. Srivastava

Digital Marketing plans for Educational Institutes

The Digital Marketing plans contribute a great deal in representing the education brand to the perspective students. Higher education is not an exception when competition is arising in all sectors & industries. Educational institute should increase their reputation & visibility in a world driven by data flood. The strategies could be: Technical, Ad campaigns, user engagement, PR and content development. Also Chatbots can be implemented effectively as it is reducing wastage of time & speeding up on actions. Chatbots answer student queries in an instant & speed up the admission process. Also it helps the institute in portraying as a tech –savvy & futuristic education board. Live streaming can be utilized viz. hosting a live session & address FAQs regarding application and admission process, learning amenities, opportunities etc. Networking with the stakeholders is another arena where interacting with professors, industrial experts will get an insight of research areas & career opportunities..  By sharing Alumni, faculty & students their perspective and connecting with the parents. Also by talking to the Alumni will get a 360 degree understanding of higher education institution .The latest Google analytics reveal social signals which influence the search ranging of a web page. Hence the content must keep your audience sharing & taking. Link building should include a lot of back links to engage and retain your webpage visitors. Mobile optimization is also a foremost strategy for higher education. Hence the site should support mobile platforms because majority of your target audience will be using their smart phone to surf the web. Last but not the least improve presence in social networking websites such as facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, snapchat etc.

                                                                                                                                      Rekha  Prasad
                                                                                                                                     Asst. Professor
                                                                                                                                  RBMI, Gr. Noida

Virtual Classroom - Uses of Google Classroom Application .

Now a days due to covid-19, What I usually recommend to teachers is that they can use google classroom as their “Home Base” to teach students. They can use it as the place where we teachers can give notes and assignment to students and any student can answer the question. “If I don’t know what I’m supposed to do, where should I start?” Teachers can then place links to Google Classroom or wherever they wish for students to go to find more information or an assignment description so they’re not duplicating. The worst-case scenario would be that they would need to copy and paste an assignment description in one or the other. But even if they only say, “Your assignment tonight is on Google Classroom” and nothing else. They can then ask their students to log in so they can see what it is they’re supposed to do. Ultimately, this way of working things out creates the most transparency for teachers by allowing the most centralized access for students and parents without having to start with the question of “Where am I supposed to start?”

Need more tips on how to make the most of your work on your google classroom? 

1.      In order to see the information, teachers and students must have an email address (which some of our students do not). The courses are not searchable on the internet like google classroom.
2.      Teachers must manually add emails to their students’ individual profiles for them to receive the email, which means they need to collect them and keep them updated if they change.
3.      Teachers can assign assignment to their students and fix the grade and submission date to submit that assignment.
4.      We can manage notes and assignment in date by date (day by day) manner. And find out how many students submit their assignment on date or not.
5.      Students can also check their assignment and notes easily according to date and lecture. And after submission of assignment they can also see their grade which are given by the teacher as per performance in assignment.
For ease of teaching I am using google classroom for my students. And students can easily maintain their notes also for future purpose.

Akanksha Kamboj 
Assistant Professor
 (RBMI Greater Noida)

Social Re-engineering in Today’s Society

Social engineering is a discipline in social science that refers to efforts to influence particular attitudes and social behaviors on a large scale, whether by governments, media or private groups in order to produce desired characteristics in a target population.
Social reengineering is not simply slapping a social component onto existing business processes, but fundamentally changing the way work gets done, solutions are reached, and innovation is stirred. It strips away the hierarchy and bureaucracy that has long been associated with industrialization and replaces it with an open forum of ideas and problem-solving that draws out the best from employees spanning all functions of the enterprise.
These days people spend a lot of time watching movies , playing games and on social media. Adult students are no different :- they love violent games, watch movies that have violence in, indulge in addictive behaviors such as social media, alcohol, and smoking etc..
“Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called ‘education.’ Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part … It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment”  
 At this point in history let consider social media as the most important influencers.
The point in discussion is social re-engineering. The way society is re-engineered to love itself, to indulge in activities that pleases one’s senses, that love to do shopping, those love spending hours chatting to friends on social media, are pleasure seeking, that loves violence, that loves to play war games and watch violent movies, and that seeks out war. We are being socially engineered to be being that what others want us to become. As there was a Eugenic movement in the last century today there is a hedonistic movement. And when this movement is sponsored by the state and the big industries the common man often fall an easy prey.
Children are the easiest to manipulate. Children’s cartoon today have just three themes. One is violence. (Chota Bheem, Motu Patlu, Little Krishna, Tom and Jerry,  and Oggy and Cockroaches) the other is a dependency (Doremon and other Japanese cartoons) the third is that of revenge (again a number of Japanese cartoons aimed at teenagers). Children growing up with these cartoons internalize the values of dependency on gadgets, violence, and revenge.
“ The questions then: where are we headed?  where are we being goaded into? who is manipulating us and why? “
Anuj Kumar Raghav
Assistant professor
RBMI Greater Noida

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Auto Expo Visit of Students and Faculty


Faculty and students of RBMI, Gr Noida visited auto expo at Gr Noida on 12 th Feb 2020. Thousands of new vehicles were displayed. Our objective was to familiarize faculty and students with upcoming models and technology used in these vehicles.
We noticed lots of bikes, scooty and cars using CNG, hybrid mode. Lot of buses were on display based on greener fuel technology. In one of model of scooty battery was placed in dicky under seat. Refer attached photo. We took lot of interest in learning new used in displayed models. Chasis of a truck was modified to carry extra tonne. 

Sanjay Narayan Sinha
Assistant Professor (IT)
RBMI Greater Noida

Importance of Integrated IT based Campus Management Solution

In today scenario’s Campus solutions using various software are the changing needs for higher education institutions. Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise campus solutions is a biggest example of software specifically designed for giving the facilities to the student, management, and all other users of any institute.
Features of campus solutions  software:-

  • For Faculty: using this software Faculties can schedule there classes, automate course enrolment, record grades and monitor student progress ,which can also save the time of faculties and they can use there time for any other effective works.

  • For Administrators:using these software Administrators can automate application evaluation, assign fees and manage billing and administer refunds. Which can help them to make there work effective and ease in use.

  • For Students: Students can build their own course calendars, check their fees due, plan for subsequent semesters, verify if they meet graduation requirements and manage their alumni contributions. and also easily contact to faculty members and effectively resolve there queries.

  • For Management: Management can view overall structure of institute easily decide the needs and resources for institute. Easily decide the powerful drill down and drill back capabilities, performance scenario, identify staff shortfall and overstaffing and create accurate cost and revenue projections according to the resources.

  • For All Users: All users have personalized web-based access to content and transactions, status of requests, course and campus information as well as links to information and tools that allow self-service for their requirements.
Using this software, we can make our college scenario effective and improve the rank of our college.

In RBMI Greater Noida we are focusing on this scenarios to make students familiar with latest and next generation Software system used is best university’s around the world

Akanksha Kamboj 
(Assistant Professor, RBMI Greater Noida)