A Unique Initiative by the Institute to encourage Online Education
The world of Education has been tied up in knots, globally, due to the Pandemic Covid-19, as a result, the majority of the educational institutions have been trying to get back on the track. In India almost all the schools and colleges have advised their students for self-study, instead of functioning as usual. Though the government has appealed all the school and college teachers to reach the students through virtual platforms, it is a stumbling block for the salient majority due to their Customary Modus Operandi of Teaching-learning and Evaluation Process.
Contrary to this general scenario, at CHARUSAT, this process is keeping intact. Indukaka Ipcowala Institute of Management (I2IM), CHARUSAT, has been continuously conducting all the educational activities through online mediums like Google Classroom, Virtual Classroom, YouTube Video Sessions, online courses, emails, website and other E-materials, under a unique initiative called “Lock-down? or Log-in at CHARUSAT”.
The teaching faculty members of the institute have continued their academic and research work by studying various online courses, materials, lesson planning and online learning platforms. In total 40 different online courses of around 30-40 hours offered by the World Class Universities including Harvard University, University of Illinois, University of Amsterdam, University of Edinburg, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, SWYAM Portal by Govt. of India, and internationally reputed organizations like British Council are being pursued by the faculty members of the I2IM.
Furthermore, Dr. M C Patel, Secretary of Kelavani Mandal & former Provost of CHARUSAT, has suggested to all the faculty members of the university to study the best practices of the World Class Universities. As per the suggestion, the faculty members of I2IM have scrupulously studied best practices of around 12 World Class Universities and submitted the action plans to implement the same at CHARUSAT. These universities include Harvard, Cambridge, Stanford, University of Lancaster, IIMs and many more.
In the same reference, Dr. Govind Dave, Dean, Faculty of Management Studies & Principal, I2IM had stated that in the period of lockdown along with the students all the faculty members also should put efforts to enhance their content knowledge and sharpen their digital skills through online sources that can ameliorate virtual Teaching-Learning and Evaluation Process and get it more impactful. Besides, he also recommended to visit online platforms such as Coursera, Alison, FutureLearn, NPTL as well as British Council and join appropriate long-term or short-term free courses, to study at home.
Surendrabhai Patel, President, Dr. Pankaj Joshi, Provost, Dr. Devang Joshi, Registrar of CHARUSAT have inspired to Charusat family members to turn the adversity of COVID-19 into opportunity through continuous online teaching-learning and evaluation process.