Since the time students came back to the campus in almost full strength — in mid-January — IIM Calcutta has been holding talks with BSNL, the main service provider on the campus, for better services so that online studies ca happen seamlessly. It’s a unique situation where students and many faculty are on campus. Though some faculty live outside, classes are happening online and hence there is huge pressure on the existing network capacity.
“For the past one month, we have been negotiating with the BSNL, our service provider, to improve quality of services on campus. The problem is more with the quality of services we are getting from them rather than the capacity,” said Soumyakanti Chakrabarti, a faculty member who heads the library and computer services committee, that is looking after the upgradation.
A letter from students’ council about lack of stable internet connectivity in hostel rooms, lack of IT infrastructure in classrooms has reached the director of the institute.