IIM Calcutta is all set to begin its new academic year 2020 via digital and online classes from August 10. As per the reports, IIM Calcutta will start digital classes from August 10 while online classes for second-year MBA students will begin from August 3. The authorities of the college have confirmed that the decision is taken in order for the safety of the students, teachers and faculty members.
Fresh admissions interviews were also conducted online this time. The online classes will be conducted through ‘iPearl.ai‘, a digital learning platform of a firm, TalentSprint.
“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,” the authorities of IIM Calcutta said.
Professor Piyush Mehta, Operations Management Group said that the college will also assist extra tutorials, recording of a missed online class, facing internet issues, slow network and internet connection, and to interact with the teacher after the completion of the class.
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,” he said.