- IIM Calcutta to start online classes for MBA programme from August 2020
- Classes for the fresh batch will start from 10th August
- 3rd August is the date from when classes for 2nd-year students will commence
The Indian Institutes of Management Calcutta’s fresh MBA (Masters of Business Administration) batch will get the digital classes from the 10th of August while the online classes for the 2nd-year MBA students will commence from the 3rd of August.
The officials from IIM-C said that the decision of shifting the classes to online mode was taken keeping the safety of students, staff and the faculty members in mind given the cases of novel Coronavirus is been on a rise in the country.
Additionally, even the admission interviews will be conducted online.
IIM Calcutta said, “As it was not feasible to conduct written ability test with fairness through the online admission process, the institute decided not to consider the weightage given for WAT for the final selection of MBA 2020-22 batch,”.
It said that the on-campus activities were suspended throughout the period of lockdown.
The previous academic year in IIM-C ended rather abruptly in March and the students went home when the lockdown was imposed on pan India level. Steps were taken to conduct the remainder of classes online via web conferences, the statement from the educational institute added.
The online classes will be conducted via “iPearl.ai” which is a digital learning platform by the firm TalentSprint.
Professor Peeyush Mehta, Operations Management Group, said that the institute is creating technology driven solutions for its MBA students to “mimic” the classroom experience to the extent possible in the online classes mode.
Prof Mehta said, “To make the learning experience better, the students will be distributed across six sections of class strength, 80 in each section. There would be an average of four-five hours of total classroom live contact hours,”.
The Indian Institutes of Management Calcutta will assist its students who are may face internet issues which will include providing them with recordings of the missed classes and the opportunity to get in touch with the instructors after the calls and additional tutorials, Prof Mehta added.
Professor Anju Seth, Director, said, “Overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic, we have put a plan in place to ensure an excellent learning experience through online onboarding and instruction for the incoming batch,”.