IIT-Bombay to hold orientation for parents of incoming students
MUMBAI [Maha Media]: As incoming students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay, gear up for their first online semester, their parents, too, will undergo orientation for helping their wards sail through the semester. In a first, IIT-Bombay will conduct an orientation programme for parents of those joining various undergraduate courses at the institute. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the institute has decided to conduct the entire first semester online.
While classes kick off on November 16, all the freshly-minted IITians will attend an online orientation programme from November 11. This year, in keeping with the online semester, the orientation has been extended to parents, as well.
“This is possibly the first time that the institute will hold an orientation for parents, although some departments earlier allowed parents to attend the orientation with their child. This time we are doing it explicitly for the parents as their help and appreciation are very much needed by the students to effectively study at home during the online semester,” said Subhasis Chaudhuri, director, IIT Bombay.