It indicates, currently there is no Live Class going on. You may wish to check class schedule at “user19.gateforum.com“. You may decide to catch up some classes in “Video on Demand” classes
In the same session, using the player, you should be able to go back to the beginning of the session and replay what the faculty had said earlier. Faculty will not receive chats in the middle of his lecture.
The faculty chat is moderated, and goes through an administrator. Administrator collects questions and passes them on to the faculty after the class of 40 minutes. Faculty will discuss your questions in 15 minutes of Question Discussion Time. Your questions should be clear, complete and relevant to the topic being discussed.
The faculty attempts to answer all the questions in the time given. However the questions must be relevant and should pertain to the current class. So yes, within reasonable limits, all your questions will be answered.
You can view the Class schedule from Login page or after you login, please select course schedule from eGATE menu.