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February 08, 2022 Tuesday 11:47:15 AM IST

Hybrid Classrooms unveiled at IIT Hyderabad

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As part of digital transformation, IIT Hyderabad has upgraded eight classrooms to Hybrid classrooms with CSR initiative by Cyient foundation under the vision of Inventing & Innovating in Technology for Humanity. Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, founder chairman & board member, Cyient and Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Hyderabad & IIT Roorkee, has inaugurated the facility in the august presence of Prof B S Murty Director, IITH.

Hybrid classrooms incorporate a live streaming video of in-person class activities that serve as a two-way conversation, integrating remote and in-person students in a singular environment. Hybrid learning can improve the flexibility and customization of classes, the accessibility of education, and the use of digital tools during any course proceedings. This experience will facilitate an all-around better teaching/ learning environment for Faculty and students.

 Prof BS Murty has welcomed the initiative taken by Cyient Foundation to upgrade the academic arena of IITH, followed by enlightening thoughts by the chief guest, Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Board of Governors, IITH. Dean (Admin), Prof Raja Banerjee delivered the vote of thanks.

On occasion, Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, founder chairman, Cyient and Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Hyderabad, said, “The unprecedented circumstances for last two years has accelerated digital transformation of education and learning. The new norm will be hybrid learning with infrastructure in classrooms with smart boards, AV projection systems, and interactive virtual platforms. I am delighted IIT Hyderabad has initiated actions to create the new classrooms. Cyient Foundation is very pleased to support this game-changing initiative for efficient and effective student learning”.

Expressing his delight, Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, said, “We are thankful to Cyient Foundation for their generous gesture and wish many more such helping hands come forward to convert every classroom at IITH into Hybrid Classrooms. This is a small step towards the Digital India Mission. We have recently launched a portal ‘’Giving to IITH’ where many such opportunities to support IITH have been listed”.