BASE launches futuristic training through cyberspace
Veena D Souza | 24 Sep 2011

Appearing for competitive examinations just got a bit easier as BASE@Home program enables students to take classes sitting right at home.

NOW APPEARING for competitive examinations like IIT-JEE, CET, AIEEE and Foundation courses is easier as students can take their classes by sitting at home with an internet connection. The initiative has been started by BASE@Home, to coach students who have difficulty accessing the classroom programs, overcoming geographical boundaries.

Mr. Vallish Herur, Director, BASE, speaking about the programme said, "BASE has always been at the forefront of leveraging technology to train students effectively. BASE@Home is a futuristic programme which will help students who are not able to access BASE training due to various reasons such as unavailability of a BASE Centre, time constraints etc. The programme will help students, especially in smaller towns of Karnataka, who have to travel to cities such as Bangalore for quality competitive examination training."

The BASE@Home programme will be Live and interactive, similar to normal classroom programmes. The teachers and students will be able to communicate with each other through a two way audio-video facility. In addition to the live classroom sessions, the students will have access to online tests and solutions. A special feature will be the availability of video based solutions to problems.

"Printed and on-line course ware along with additional video based recorded pre-class sessions will be posted on the website days before a class takes place. This will help a student to prepare adequately before going into the class and make the classroom session an interactive one. Tests will be provided online and a student gets instantaneous feedback on his performance and will be able to benchmark himself against a larger community of students" Vallish added.

The students are provided additional support through emails, and Discussion forums. The forum gives students the opportunity to solve and contribute solutions to problems or questions posted by other students.  Students are provided a number of tests –unit tests and full length tests -just as in the regular BASE programmes. A student is expected to either own or have access to a computer with broadband internet connection. BASE will be launching BASE@Home with one year Excel CET and Two year PreUni Plus programs this year.