The Delhi University Online lecture “India in the 21st Century” delivered by Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi, on January 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm received overwhelming response from 800 students gathered in Convention Hall and several hundreds of students linked by web conferencing at all the colleges of Delhi University. The lecture was also streamed on DU website. The students everywhere were highly enthusiastic and participated in the interactive session with the Vice Chancellor. There was a great demand by the students that more such online lectures should be held.
The session demonstrated the power of technology in disseminating knowledge and engaging very large numbers as listeners, viewers, and participants. To further test the technology platform, an online quiz was implemented based on the lecture. The recorded lecture will be available on the website and the project group will remain engaged with further work on the series.