IIT Bombay conducts its academic session online; keeping in mind the necessities of the students of all sections of the society

The officials of IIT Bombay over a senate meeting decided over the running of the new academic session and the closure for the current. For the institute, the students are the first priority. IIT Bombay is the first institute in India to decide over how-to bring closure to the current semester to help their students and how to plan for the next semester for them

After a long deliberation in the Senate, the officials of the institute have decided today that the next semester will be run purely in the online mode so that there is no compromise on the safety and well-being of the students.

The COVID Pandemic has made the administration rethink the way they impart education to their students. To ensure that the students begin the academic year without further delay, they are planning on extensive online classes details of which will be informed to all students in due course of time.

General information and a special request to all: For IIT Bombay, students are the first priority. We took the first…

Posted by Director, IIT Bombay on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

 However, a large section of the scholars come from economically less privileged families and would require a helping hand to equip them with the IT hardware (i.e. laptops and broadband connectivity) to take these online classes. The administration looks forward to your overwhelming support to help these bright young minds to continue their learning without any further hindrances or delays. The aim is that not a single student should miss out on the learning experience because of a lack of money.

NIT RAIPUR was the first NIT to start online classes for 2020-21 session. Online classes started from 16th June 2020 itself, Although no information was given for Even sem 2020 examination, Whether it will be conducted offline later on or even it is cancelled keeping the situation in mind.

Even Punjab Engineering College, PEC Chandigarh also declares 2020 odd semester to be completely online, with Exams to be scheduled in Nov last according to then COVID Situation in country. Exams of previous sem to be held after this sem in December with a gap of 3 weeks. This was also surprising how any students can attend two exams in short time gap.

Even MANIT Bhopal also in its initial notice announced that Odd Sem classes will resume from 1st July and the even sem exams will be conducted later on when the college reopens, But notice was modified and they are scheduled to conduct online exam from next week.

IIT Bombay in its initial notice to new MTech admission said that they wont provide hostels to due to unavailability of rooms in hostels and the restrictions imposed because of COVID-19, They were also informed that instruction and the evaluation will be done most probably via online mode and the new students need to be well equipped with the basic facilities for same.

They have estimated that they need about Rs 5 crores to help those needy students. The alumni of IIT Bombay have committed a good amount of support, but that is not enough for all these needy students and the administration solicitations through this message your donations, however small it may be. The beneficiaries of your philanthropy will in the future contribute significantly to the growth of our Nation.

Here are the details of on-line and other avenues for donation:

Pl notes that the donations are entitled to 80G benefits under the IT Act.
1) Direct Online Transfer: You can click on the following link to make a donation. Once you click on the link, you can follow the steps. Pl choose the Project Titled – ‘Supporting Students with IT Hardware for Online Learning’ https://acr.iitb.ac.in/donation/
2) For Donation by Cheque, pl make it payable to “Registrar, IIT Bombay”. Thank you very much for your support (kindly circulate among your friends).

Nikita Mahoviya

A B.Tech sophomore, pursuing Dual Degree in ECE at NIT Hamirpur. An empathetic person which helped me to evolve as a writer.

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