IIM Calcutta shifts to online classes as COVID-19 cases on campus rise: report

ByMike V. Cooper

May 17, 2022

COVID-19: IIM Calcutta students are currently attending hostel classes hoping the Covid situation will improve.

IIM Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal (Image source: Official Facebook)

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has shifted its courses to online mode since around 28 students from the IIM Calcutta Executive MBA batch tested positive for COVID-19, reported News18. No less than 58 students are currently isolated at home.

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According to media reports, around 76 students from the IIM Calcutta MBA batch were called back to campus and their course had only started the previous week. The institute has not yet asked students to leave campus. Students are currently attending hostel classes hoping that the COVID-19 situation will improve. IIM Calcutta is carrying out Covid testing for students and is expected to set up testing centers on campus.

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The West Bengal Department of Higher Education had recently announced that it has allowed different institutes to decide whether to conduct exams in offline or online mode.

As of May 17, there are 16,400 active Covid cases in India according to data available on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website. Of these active cases, 391 active Covid cases are from West Bengal.

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