IIM Calcutta To Start Academic Year In Online Mode From August 2020
IIM Calcutta has announced that it will start the academic year in the online mode from August. Starting August 2020, new as well as returning students of the flagship MBA programme will attend classes digitally from the safety of their homes, the premier institute said in a statement on Wednesday.
IIM Calcutta has said that it will start the academic year in the online mode from August. New as well as returning students of the flagship MBA programme will attend classes digitally from the safety of their homes, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The online classes will be held through ''iPearl.ai'', a digital learning platform of a firm, TalentSprint.
"We are delighted that IIM Calcutta has chosen to deploy iPearl.ai, our digital learning platform, which is known for its seamless user experience and real-world like interactions between faculty members and students," TalentSprint CEO and co-founder, Santanu Paul has said.
"The opportunity to assist IIM Calcutta with digital enablement of their prestigious MBA programme, with almost 100 faculty and more than 1,000 students, is a distinct honour for us. We will strive hard to make this a smooth and rewarding experience for all stakeholders," Mr Paul added.
On online classes, the Director of IIM Calcutta, Professor Anju Seth said, "As we reopen in the online mode, it is equally important that we sustain our academic rigour and preserve our unique teaching and learning experience."
More such digital initiatives are in the pipeline, the statement said.
On-campus activities were suspended throughout the lockdown period, it said.
IIM Calcutta hosted the new students of the 2022 batch, digitally, in June. This digital edition of the meet was held over eight meetings for six cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. As many as 350 students participated from the new 2022 batch. Professor Anju Seth, Director of IIM Calcutta had said, “Our students deserve kudos for their dynamic and entrepreneurial approach to hosting city meets virtually. In these unprecedented times that demand innovative solutions, we greatly appreciate our students and alumni working together to collectively support the Institute and welcome the incoming batch.”
The previous academic term ended abruptly in March and students went home when the lockdown was announced. Steps were taken to conduct the remaining classes using web conferencing tools, the official statement, on holding online classes, added.
(With Inputs From PTI)