Nagpur: A free certified course on ‘Impact of Fake News on recent European Politics’ co-funded by Jean Monnet Erasmus programme has been started at Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology from June 1. Principal of the institute Dr. Vivek Nanoti in his introductory speech addressed the gathering about the European countries the way they are dealing with fake news. He appealed the participants to take maximum benefits of the course module and enrich their profiles. Coordinator of the programme Dr. Bhumika Agrawal briefed the gathering about the course, its relevance in today’s context and how the course can benefit the participants.
Around 60 participants from the field of Engineering, journalism, law, management, arts, commerce and even school students registered for the course. When asked some of participants about their intent of attending the course, they mentioned that they want to get indepth knowledge about fake news and its various aspects. They also stressed that it is important to curb and boycott fake news for stronger democracy.
Chairman of LTJSS Dr. Satish Chaturvedi, Secretary Smt. Abha Chaturvedi, Director Governing bodyDushyant Chaturvedi, Director Abhijeet Deshmukh, Vice-principal Dr. G.M. Asutkar, Dean R & D Dr. Sadanand Deshpande conveyed their best wishes for the course. Professor Ruta Khonde, Prof. Mugdha Jagdale, Prof. Richa Singh, Abhijeet Tadafdar worked hard for the success of the programme. The course will continue till June 20. Registrations are still open upto June 4.