HOW ITM WENT ONLINE ?
The software’s, technological requirements and potentials
ITM DEHRA DUN SHARES ITS EXPERIENCE
By Dr.VINOD KHANNA
Director, ITM, Dehra Dun
In view of the Government of India’s directive for a nationwide lockdown on account of Carona Pandemic and Social Distancing the colleges too have been closed , presently up to 3rd May 2020, and the INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT,(ITM DEHRA DUN) though also declared classes suspended from day one of the order i.e 16.3.2020 , was never distracted , neither dithered and never defied the lockdown, but proceeded on Online Mode of Classes and now after 4 weeks the college has also arranged for Online mode of Examinations .
In the interest of studies and utilizing the time, keeping the students indoors and remaining glued to their devices the honor was fully accorded to the LOCKDOWN advisories and the study too did not hamper.
It may be pertinent to mention here that we have not lost even a single day, nevertheless a single hour / period, ever since the lock down pandemonium began, in smooth conduct of online classes in virtual mode, which students are actively attending daily as per the regular real time tables.
IS E-LEARNING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION?
COVID 19 GIVES SOLACE IN ITM GOING DIGITAL
DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, DEHRA DUN
Learning has no bar on age and no criteria for environment. It is a process, it is a habit and it is a necessity that the survival circumstances make the conditions that puts you in learning mode by innovating the alternatives, knowingly or unknowingly. And these innovations and discoveries that some times, rather, most of the time become landmarks and a part of the routine cycle, which is acknowledged only when the need for its origin arises by the academia or researchers and the truth is dug out.
In my present communication I take the case of the Teacher, who started teaching first? And my research leads me to the Socrates - the Ancient World’s Teaching Superstar who created teaching about 2400 years back, and that bears his name, live even today. Contemporarily Horace Mann born on May 4, 1796 in Franklin, Massachusetts, whose father was a farmer without much money, is known as the Father of Education. Though there were no schools those days and he used to teach in his farm yards, while helping his father in the fields. Roberto Neville’s is considered the real “inventor” of homework. He was the person who invented homework in far 1905 and made it a punishment to his students. Since time when was homework invented, this practice has become popular around the world.
Oldest University in the World: The University of al-Qarawiyyin located in Fes, Morocco is the oldest existing, continually operating and the first degree awarding educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records and is sometimes referred to as the oldest university.
Bygone are the days when the education was not planned, career was not predefined. You could get into the jobs of a vivid profile and except some civic sense the corporate culture or the soft skills were neither visible nor could be seen so seriously in the interviews by the board.
With the advent of the corporate world in a big way the placements in the companies has become wide vision oriented i.e. your qualification and experience, if supported by your soft skills and the corporate appearance makes a cake walk for your selection in the companies, no matter your percentage in the examinations, if you are well behaved, nicely dressed up and respect the corporate cult, smart and vocal your selection is almost sure, with knowledge about the profile that you are going to handle after your selection.
Mere possession of degrees and high percentage is no longer going to support you as much as in the olden days.
It is with this feature in mind the Institute provides you with regular sessions of the Corporate Trainings that put you on track for being viewed by the selectors.
ITM is one such Institute that trains you, besides your choice of professional courses, in the English Language in the first year, Personality Development in the IInd year and the Corporate Tracings in the third year, free of cost, that makes you a gentle man ready to face the placement opportunities in-campus or in pool- campus.
What is Corporate Culture? A positive company culture affords employees respect while expecting quality work every day. A positive environment often encourages collaboration. , emphasizes each employee's strengths to make the company more productive and efficient.
The trends are changing fast, be it a technology, business, culture and or academics. The choice is changing; the movement is driven towards the latest. The old and older becoming obsolete or saturated everyday to look for the new change. And depending on the trends the students are bugged with the tension “what to choose that may give them a good career start”.
Traditional courses are no longer in demand and hence came the era of education in vocational courses followed by professional courses that gave a sufficient edge to the students over the traditional curses. Now the saturation of placement in professional courses is looking imminent and the students have to do something extra to be in line for placement and study something extra side by side. And what is this “extra “that can give edge to the students over and above the other professional competitors.
In an era of media awareness and mass communication the students seeking admissions for higher education are either too much aware or too much confused when it comes to deciding your careers after your 10+2. May be the masses are already decided about the programmes that they may choose but the condition of counseling falls on those who despite their resources could not choose their career options on account of comparatively a low percentage marks or those students who may have scored well but lacks resources to cope with the expenditure involved in higher studies.
While most of the students have the preferred choice for choosing medical or the engineering only as the career but all are not lucky to see their dream come true.
So far those students who want to do their studies but are not confident or they lack guidance the Institutes provides career counseling units free of cost through its highly qualified and proactive team of Counselors.
Getting high score in an exam isn’t just about the ability to recall everything you’ve learned throughout the course. Equally important is learning the art to manage time writing exam to help you score good.
Effective time management can help ensure that you perform well in test.
Listed below are Tips & Tricks to help you appear for exams with good planning.
Read Every Question Carefully
Before you start writing, relax your mind and read every question carefully. Don’t thumb through, and don’t dismiss an option before thinking about it for at least a few seconds. Make sure you read every question carefully. A bit like doing too many or too few questions, misreading a question (especially a long answer one) can result in you missing out on marks that you deserve to get Missing out on . No matter how brilliant, inspired, or interesting an answer is. Make sure you read the questions carefully.
While the recent times have been tough in competitions and career deciding, the professional courses have no dearth of alternate availability in terms of career building. All those who do their ten plus two , had till now in mind to look for careers ONLY in medicine or engineering, but the diverse professional courses now fulfill the desire of the ambitious students in alternative disciplines like BCA ( Bachelors in Computer applications, B.Sc (IT) or BBA, which are also too lucrative and mind you…all the disciplines are now dependent on Information Technology, for which students from any back ground, maths, science, biology, arts, commerce or economics back grounds in 10+2 are eligible.
One such course is B.Sc in Animation and Multimedia which has, of late, geared up a great momentum. All the Industries , may be, the press, media or electronics; all the sciences, may be medical, engineering, architecture, interior designing or exterior or even landscaping, advertising to movie making , are fully dependent on Animation Technology, which is again a computer based technology.
A HOSPITALITY PROFESSION IS A NOBLE PROFESSION THAT TEACHES YOU ETIQUETTES THAT SETS YOUR BOUNDARIES ALSO
The hospitality sector offers good prospects for early responsibility, so if you show a willingness and ability to learn, you can gain experience of supervising and training new staff early on in your career. A hospitality management degree provides you with an in-depth understanding of the structure and operation of the hospitality sector and related industries. You develop skills and knowledge in people management, service delivery, leadership, finance and marketing, as well as identifying, understanding and responding to the needs of clients. You can also choose modules that further your career interests in, for example, conferences and events.
You also develop a range of other skills that are valued by employers. These include:
- Analytical, critical and problem-solving skills - developed through researching, evaluating and presenting arguments and data
- Verbal communication skills - gained from group work and presentations
- Written communication skills - gained from report and essay writing
- Negotiation and team work skills - developed through working both independently and on group projects
- Leadership and delegation skills - gained through group work
- IT skills - through the collection, analysis and presentation of information in the form of spreadsheets and databases
- The ability to network - developed through discussion and debate with student peers.
Businesses have a platter of activities that have to be kept in line for the proper functioning. In a country like India where many start-ups dwell but are never able to sustain in the market, one of the major reasons for the downfall of many companies can be a failure in the administration of the business and its activities.
Business management deals with management and handling of all the business activities including customers, supervision and administration of finance, accounting, and marketing aspects of a business.
Business management has emerged as one of the major career options against the mainstream career prospects like engineering and doctoring.
A person holding a degree in business management would mean a person has a broad understanding of specific business-related aspects such as customers, marketing plans and strategies, account management and business plans and strategies.
Concepts of Business Management are:
- Business operations: that involves a set of business processes that aim to achieve a particular goal.
- Business process: means a set of activities targeting a particular goal to deliver a service or product.
A number of new courses started coming up, followed by the flood of new private and government professional Institutes, with a clear cut mandate for each Institute to provide professional education and built own libraries in the Institutes itself. As a result the numbers of vacancies for the posts of LIBRARIANS or LIBRARY AND INFORMATION OFFICERS have gone up . The origin of Library and Information Science education ,in India, can be traced back to the year 1911, when the Madras, BHU, Delhi and Calcutta Universities took the lead in awarding the degrees and Diplomas but in light of the hi-tech needs and highly digital systems-the century old traditional system of teaching for degrees and diplomas will not do justice with the system now in vogue.
DR. VINOD KHANNA,
Director, INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT