Published on August 8, 2022 When classroom sessions and assignments wear them out and human interactions do little to quell that gnawing sense of loneliness, it is the four-legged furry creatures that offer emotiona l succour to students at premier institutes. No surprise then that caring for these selfless creatures is top priority for students … Continue reading Proclaiming Love from Campus Wooftops!
Reigning cats & dogs at premier institutes!
Published on August 8, 2022 Ahmedabad: Girls love them, they are super popular in dorms and their fan following cuts across batches. And no, class studs of the IIM Ahmedabad (IIM-A) do not stand a chance against the swooning popularity of the pack of 38 dogs and 15 cats that have made the lush green … Continue reading Reigning cats & dogs at premier institutes!
Orientation: Parents to join MICA students
Published on June 21, 2021 AHMEDABAD: It’s perhaps the most exciting times for any student when they first arrive at the college and spend the first week knowing their peers, seniors, teachers and canteen staff! But the pandemic changed it all, with majority of the institutes holding the first interaction of students in virtual mode. … Continue reading Orientation: Parents to join MICA students
Education institutes to change assessment patterns
Published on June 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Recently, the education department in Gujarat and CBSE at national level decided to scrap the annual exams of the students, and instead working on a formula to assess the students’ academic prowess. But the premier educational institutes in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are grappling with the issue for the past … Continue reading Education institutes to change assessment patterns
Why people are as important as places
Published on May 10, 2021 AHMEDABAD: As one thinks about Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is the Eiffel Tower, the imposing Colosseum beckons visitors in Rome and the Opera House is synonymous with Sydney’s identity internationally. It would be four years for the city to have received the coveted UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading Why people are as important as places
MICA defers convocation; CEPT IIT-Gn restricts entry to campus
Published on March 27, 2021 Ahmedabad: Surge in Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad has left several premier educational institutes in the lurch. The institutes had cautiously started offline classes in limited capacity. Some had allowed students to stay on campus. Now, rising cases has forced MICA to put off its convocation. IIT Gandhinagar and CEPT have … Continue reading MICA defers convocation; CEPT IIT-Gn restricts entry to campus
‘Comedy was OTT remedy for Covid blues’
Published on March 11, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Cooped up at home, juggling between domestic chores and office assignments, what did India do with smartphones? The Indian OTT Platforms Report 2020 by MICA and Communications Craft revealed that the average respondent of the survey spent about 3 hours and 54 minutes on their smartphones, and watched videos … Continue reading ‘Comedy was OTT remedy for Covid blues’
Evolving emotions behind use of emojis
Published on January 16, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Is it possible now to type ‘Thank you’ without that tiny symbol of folded hands or proclaiming love without a string of yellow faces winking or blowing kisses or simply smiling while chatting with our near and dear ones? The ubiquitous emojis have taken the form of an independent … Continue reading Evolving emotions behind use of emojis
When education goes virtual
Published on March 30, 2020 Ahmedabad: No student is allowed to miss Prof Nigam Dave’s lectures at SLS, PDPU – even when it happens online. “With advanced tools embedded on platforms such as Zoom online classes, Canvas or Google classroom, we can capture screenshots or gather data on students’ engagements during the virtual classrooms,” said … Continue reading When education goes virtual