With the admission cycle being over for a fresh batch of undergraduate courses of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) the classes are to begin soon. Dr Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, shared a post on a social media platform specifying certain important points which the fresh batch needs to keep in mind. The primordial one being the conduction of the online classes.
Online Classes for the Entire Semester
According to a post shared by Dr Chaudhuri, the institute has planned on conducting online classes for the entire semester for the undergraduate students. The orientation session will be conducted on 11 November 2020, followed by the regular classes from 16 November 2020. The week followed by the orientation day will be considered a “zero week” in terms of academia as the fresh batch will be guided on how to conduct online classes and appear for examinations. There will be a separate orientation hosted for the parents/guardians as they are the supporting pillars of the students in steering ahead in exceptional times like this.
Dr Chaudhuri also mentioned that to assist the students in the newly adopted mode of online classes and the corresponding methodology, there would be trained mentors for the same. The mentors will be given the responsibility of orienting the students individually in case they need any help. Laboratory and workshops will be deferred for the candidates as the classes will be held online.
Curriculum to Remain the Same for IIT Bombay Students
IIT Bombay will not change or amend the curriculum for the current academic session, the post said. One-month summer vacation will follow the semester-end examination. Post the holiday, the timetable will be adjusted with the rest of the batches.
Candidates are asked to equip themselves with the prerequisites for attending the online classes. If any candidate doesn’t have the necessary means allowing them to attend the classes, IIT Bombay will identify such candidates and reach out to them with proper assistance. Candidates must keep an eye on the institute’s social media handles, where fresh news is posted regularly, to keep candidates informed well in advance.