In sync with the changing times, J D Birla Institute, Kolkata, (affiliated to Jadavpur University) has set up the requisite infrastructure to carry forward its academic activities through the virtual platform. Regular online classes are being conducted on the basis of especially-designated time tables created for each department. The Covid-19 global pandemic has put an immense strain on the already overburdened educational systems across the country.
Students were given regular assignments by the professors. Apart from theory classes, professors also uploaded videos to demonstrate practical lessons to keep up with part of the practical curriculum.
Several webinar sessions were conducted by the college featuring renowned personalities and eminent speakers from the industry to encourage and motivate students with new thoughts and ideas to combat the global crisis. Topics ranging from economic and commercial perspectives to mental health and emotional well being were covered. Besides academic activities, the college has initiated several interactive sessions such as quiz, debates and group discussions to enervate and enliven the intellectual spirit among the students. Competitions were organized to encourage students to participate in creative do-it-yourself (DIY) videos.
ABOUT J D BIRLA INSTITUTE:
J D Birla Institute, established in 1962 and has completed more than 50 years, is an Institute of higher learning committed to thoughtful and serious education for young minds in the fields of Food Science & Nutrition Management; Textile Science; Clothing & Fashion Studies; Interior Designing; Human Development; Commerce and Management, both at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The Institute provides graduate, post-graduate degrees under affiliation to Jadavpur University and was awarded with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in 2010. It has a combined strength of 1800 + students and well-qualified faculty members and other staff. The Institute has been ranked high amongst institutes of higher learning in the country by several rating agencies including India Today, The Week, Career 360 and Times Magazine.