Kolkata | New Delhi: Mission Admission has entered its final stage at Indian Institutes of Management, as the prestigious business schools on Friday began announcing the names of candidates shortlisted for their flagship postgraduate programme in management.
Amid the uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic, most IIMs have decided to push back their academic sessions to August, instead of June when those typically begin.Digital was the medium of choice at several institutes to ..
Digital was the medium of choice at several institutes to finalise the candidates. While IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Raipur had managed to complete their admission process before the lockdown, others like Lucknow, Calcutta, Kozhikode, Indore, Sambalpur and Jammu had to partly resort to the virtual route to zero in on the candidates.
Virtual interviews were just as effective as face-to-face ones in evaluating candidates, according to those IIMs. Some said it improved productivit ..
For the Batch of 2020-22, however, some institutes like IIM-Calcutta and those in Indore and Lucknow decided to do away with factoring in scores of the WAT. IIM-Sambalpur, which had more than 400 students taking the online test from home, roped in a third-party online proctoring system. “This allowed each student to be monitored and invigilated through an artificial intelligence-based tool so that they did not receive any external help,” IIM-Sambalpur director Mahadeo Jaiswal said.
IIM-Jammu conducted some interviews through the Zoom video app and evaluated students on extempore sessions instead of WAT. Institute director BS Sahay said the virtual medium should be considered in the future as well as it saved both time and resources.
“You can capture someone’s attitude online as well. We have to live with the times and evolve with it. This is good for everybody,” said Sahay.