Walk into one of the classrooms of the Interact building or one in the Lecture Hall Complex of MIT and the spontaneous reaction is, great! Yes, it is. Manipal University has brought technology into classrooms for effective pedagogy.
Technology needs to be integrated into teaching and learning process and the University has done the best to ensure it in these centrally air-conditioned classrooms. Technological has been leveraged for better student-teacher interaction, productivity and communication. It makes teaching and learning simpler and enjoyable.
The Interact is a four-storey building with 16 classrooms and is used by the students of KMC, KMCIC, MMMC, MCOAHS and MCOPS and others for their lectures. Each classroom can accommodate over a hundred students. The seating arrangement is such that the students get an unhindered view of the faculty and teaching aids from all sides. All halls have public address system as well.
Similarly, on the MIT campus there are 16 halls with all the facilities same as the Interact. Four of these halls can accommodate 120 students and the rest 90. MIT will soon get an additional 65 classrooms with all these facilities when the new block comes up. Almost 30 lecture halls will be air-conditioned in the first phase and the remaining will be air-conditioned in the second.