In Briefs


IIM Calcutta embraces digital education for next term

IIM Calcutta has announced that its upcoming academic term will operate in online mode. Starting from August 2020, new as well as returning students of the flagship MBA programme will attend classes digitally from the safety of their homes. IIM Calcutta also announced that the online classes will be conducted by IIM faculty using, a digital learning platform offered by TalentSprint, and students will attend the entire term in a direct-to-device mode.

Prof Anju Seth, Director IIM Calcutta, said, “IIM Calcutta is India’s premier management institution and part of an elite club of global B-schools with the prestigious triple-crown accreditation. However, Covid-19 and social distancing presented us with an unprecedented challenge this year. As we reopen in online mode, it is equally important that we sustain our academic rigour and preserve our unique teaching and learning experience. We are very pleased to have the platform offered by TalentSprint to achieve this goal.”

National Debate Tournament held online

To advance school students’ stance on online extracurricular learning, Speech and Debate India hosted National Debate Tournament online on Sunday in which school students debated on the topic ‘Reimagining Global Education.’

The judging criteria evaluated teams on their creativity, collaboration, and use of evidence and logic to persuasively communicate ideas. Open to students across elementary, middle, and high school divisions, the National Debate Tournament, would also feature India’s top two teams, advancing by competing in an unprecedented 20 rounds of competitive debates with eliminations in each of 4 prior weekends among students from top schools across the country.

The finalists have been selected over an intensive 3 month period by conducting multiple regional tournaments with students debating the economic and healthcare needs of India in response to Covid-19, as well as qualifier rounds debating ‘Reimagining Global Education’, with more than 400 Indian students from Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dubai, Hyderabad, Indore, London, Mumbai, New York, and others.

 CBSE Class 12 results: ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ scores 89.9% in CBSE results

The CBSE’s Class 12 results 2020 were announced on Monday with an all-over pass percentage of 88.78%. And among the successful ones was actor Anushka Sen, of the Jhansi ki Rani serial fame, who scored 89.4%. Happy with her result considering her tight shooting schedule, she announced the marks on her Instagram account. “Happy to inform you guys! I have scored 89.4% in my CBSE 12 board exam,” she wrote. Anushka is a commerce student from Ryan International School and credited her school teachers and principal for her good result. She said she was looking forward to college.

As per the CBSE results 2020 for Class 12 announced on Monday, Trivandrum, Bengaluru and Chennai are the top three performing zones while Delhi zone recorded a result of 94.39%. Girls outshone boys with a pass percentage of 92.15% against 86.19%. In the CBSE result 2020 for class 12, 157,934 students scored above 90% while 38,686 students scored above 95%.

Pan-IIT’s e-conclave on rebuilding economy, higher education

The first phase of the three weekend Pan IIT’s e-conclave witnessed fireside chat series on rebuilding economy and education by global IIT alumni and Indian policy makers, industry captains and third sector leaders. “Pan-IIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation and its joint venture with the Government of Jharkhand over the last 10 years has created a model that is one of collaboration across multiple sectors. This impacts the weaker section of society by empowering underprivileged youth not just with the career-building skills but with assured jobs from established organisations that can provide them long term employment.