Covid-19 has radically transformed the lives of many, around the globe. In the last two years, it has changed the meaning of learning. There is a paradigm shift, from the age-old education system to the new digital literate world of students.
Apart from the distressing health penalties for those who are affected, the pandemic holds major implications for the students pursuing higher education. Not only they are affected physically, but mental unhealthiness is also in trouble for their work and life.
The Himalayan Institute of Technology, Dehradun is the answer to all questions as to how are students coping up with the covid-19 pandemic, how well they are coping with online studies, how well they are managing their socially inactive life, and coping with the situation emotionally, how well they are preparing themselves for the career?
The college has incorporated and revised its curriculum in 2019, with the devastating spread of the virus. Many training sessions were held to train teachers, students, and parents to adopt the new digital advancements. Teachers had to ensure systematic meaningful understandings into students' perception towards this new transformed method of learning.
Few highlights of the college life of students in Covid times are as follows:
1. Online learning
HIT DOON is exceptionally good at conducting online classes for each of the subjects, with 2-3 sessions of webinars per month. With limited technical shortcomings, online learning has made the life of students easier and added flexibility. Departments have been actively supporting the students to interact during the classes, such that doubts could be minimized. This is only possible because of debates and discussions which the mentors organize on regular basis.
2. Narrowing the gaps of being a loner
The major repercussions of covid-19 are the left-out scenario, with which each youngster is struggling. A student’s life is to explore and make new contacts, share views and interests among like-minded people, innovate and learn. This has been cramped during the lockdown.
The initiatives taken by the Himalayan Institute of Technology are remarkable, in organizing several fun activities for students and encouraging them to celebrate every festival with enthusiasm and happiness.
The online demo classes organized by the hotel management faculties, provides not only engagement but helps the student to practice the culinary skills. These small initiatives of HITDOON helps the students get emotionally attached to their fellow colleagues, as well as their mentors, bonding as a family.
3. Managing students' mental health
Nowadays, with the terror of pandemics, mentors must keep a check on the psychological well-being of a student. This can affect his academic achievements and retention along with hampering his future goals.
The introduction of a grading system of assessment, HIT DOON, is keeping a check on the cognitive development of the students. This could be possible through interaction between students and teachers.
4. Assurance for building a professional career
A matter of great concern during this pandemic is their future professional career and study issues. How will the studies continue, what about the placements, how will they complete their summer training, what about visiting industrial sites? And so, on were the major concerns raised.
5. Celebration and fun activities
Fun factor in life rejuvenates us, teaching how to be happy during tough times. HIT DOON takes the responsibility to add fun element apart from the monotonous study, organizing many competitions, like photography, cooking, dress as you like, Christmas and monsoon celebrations. Recently it had a drizzling 3 day's event ‘Monsoon Raga’ which sticked to the nerves of many viewers. More than 1000 participants proved that how the students are excited and enjoyed in participating, presenting, and winning.
Altogether, HIT DOON has tremendous support for the students pursuing a vast range of professional studies. It has come up with many new events and skill-based activities along with online classes to engage the student during a pandemic and take care of their mental health.
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