IIM Calcutta to begin academic session through online mode in August
IIM Calcutta will be starting the academic session from August 2020 digitally.
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has announced that it will be starting the academic year through online mode from August. All the new and existing students enrolled in IIM Calcutta flagship MBA programme will be attending the classes digitally from August 2020 from their respective homes, the institute said in a statement, "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," Director of IIM Calcutta, Professor Anju Seth said. More such digital initiatives are in the pipeline, the statement said.
All educational institutions, colleges and schools across the country were closed due to coronavirus outbreak in the country followed by the multiple lockdowns. With the number of coronavirus cases rising day by day, it is still unclear when the colleges will start the academic session.
The institute said in a statement that all on-campus activities on the campus were suspended throughout the lockdown period.
IIM Calcutta welcomed the new students of the 2022 batch digitally this year. 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 incoming 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.