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IIM Calcutta to start online classes from August 3

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The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta will begin second-year classes from August 3 and may start first-year lessons from August 10.

“In our MBA programme, we are leveraging our experience of offering online courses to a wide variety of executive programmes. IIM-C has been spearheading this space for a long time, and now we are creating technology solutions for our MBA students to mimic the classroom experience to the extent possible in online mode,” said Peeyush Mehta, chairperson, MBA. The students will be slotted across six sections, each with a class strength of 80.

The online classes will be held by IIM faculty using iPearl.ai, a digital learning platform offered by TalentSprint, and this term will be taught on a direct-to-device mode. “We are customizing the learning management system for our MBA programme,” Mehta added.

The faculty members will hold an average of four to five hours of total classroom live-contact hours. “Many of our students are devising creative solutions to some serious internet connectivity issues, such as travelling to locations with better link, to attend online lectures. The institute will also help students in various ways, including providing recordings of a missed class, interaction with instructors after class, additional tutorials, and other possible help in academic activities,” Mehta said.

Director of the institute Anju Seth said IIM Calcutta was eagerly waiting to welcome the new MBA batch of 2020. “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,” Seth said.

Source:Times of India

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