The country's top business schools are preparing to start their academic program in July-August through the Internet. Recently Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has also announced to start online classes for this semester. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and Bangalore will start their new academic calendar with online classes from next month. Under this scheme, institutes will allow students who do not have proper internet facility in their homes to come to campus. Along with this, holidays will be cut so that the course can be covered in time.
IIM Ahmedabad is preparing to start classes for second year students in the second week of July and for first year students in August. At the same time, IIM Bangalore will start the two-year MBA second year classes in online mode from July 8, while the first year classes will start from August 1.
IIM Bangalore has already started online classes for three experience-based degree-granting programs and IIM Ahmedabad is taking classes for its one-year PGPX program online. Both institutions have ensured that limited facilities and no internet connectivity Students will not be harmed in any way. Such students will be allowed to return to campus and attend online classes from hostels. The institutes are making arrangements for the stay of such students. Currently many students from Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast are staying on campus.
Arrangements have also been made for students to stay for a week as soon as they come to hostels. IIM Ahmedabad has decided not to conduct any assessment and examination process till the end of September. Whenever the students will be able to come back to the campus or whatever the circumstances will be, it will be considered later. However, IIM Bangalore can create a new protocol for evaluation.
At IIT, where the academic calendar is being considered narrowed, IIM is considering ending April 10, rather than cutting holidays and closing the academic session in March. Has started online classes.
IIM Lucknow is expected to start online classes by the third week of July, while IIM Ranchi has planned to start online classes from 1 August. IIM Kashipur will do so by mid-August, online classes at IIM Bodh Gaya will start from July 30, while classes at Jammu IIM will begin from July 15.