INDORE: In a move aimed at saving environment, technical and professional colleges in state have been directed to reduce use of paper and opt for information and communication technology (ICT) tools. In a letter addressed to college principals, directorate of technical education (DTE) has said colleges on their campuses should encourage use of ICT tools and cut down use of paper in official works. The letter says “Use more readout material in soft form. Reduce the hard readout material. Use more of email for officially communicating the information.”

The DTE also directed the colleges to establish digital library and develop e-learning centre. “In today’s scenario it has become curical to digitialise all the academic documents so that the digitalised matter could easily be maintained, transferred and paper could be saved,” the DTE said. The DTE also asked colleges to integrated technology into education and become paperless institutes.

The colleges have been told to implement automation project for making the official works computerised. “Saving the paper means, saving the environment, ” said DAVV vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad. He stated the university would also going to take steps to minimise use of paper. “We will ensure that papers are used only at the place where soft material could not be transferred,” he added.

Saving the paper means, saving the environment. We will ensure that papers are used only at the place where soft material could not be transferred- DR NARENDRA DHAKAD, DAVV VICE CHANCELLOR

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