PANAJI: In the midst of the pandemic, the first batch of 82 students graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa. IIT Goa had become operational in 2016 and the pandemic brought with it many challenges to be overcome, just as the institution’s first BTech batch was nearing the completion of the programme.
Director B K Mishra said that IIT Goa senate approved allotment of ‘P’ grade to low performing students during the 2019-20 academic year, so that they could improve their performance post pandemic. “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic IIT Goa completed its Spring 2020 semester in online mode. As a precautionary measure, all students were asked to vacate the hostel by March 19. By March 24, all classes started in online mode. Various modes of online teaching were used to conduct classes and majority of the students participated in all online classes,” Mishra said.
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