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By- Dr. Biju G. Pillai
Senior Director, Admissions and IT, SBUP;
Director, Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB)
Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management, SBUP

Continuing the Communication on Covid and Changes at the Campus, we released a
comprehensive video across the web, social and digital channels on 20th January 2021.
Here is the link https://youtu.be/cPkvU71hhX8

Last year, in the midst of Covid-19, we had provided an update to our students, parents, alumni, faculty and patrons on how Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP) is adapting to the challenges thrown by the pandemic and complete lock-down. How is SBUP implementing technology changes to make sure SBUP MBA students are able to continue with their classes from the comfort of their homes online.

 

Update as of 20th December 2021
Continuing to adapt and keeping pace with the changing scenarios, Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP) campus opens to a Hybrid mode of education.
Following government and health authorities mandated guidelines, protocols and safety measures, Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP) provides MBA students the following options to continue their uninterrupted MBA classes journey. Here are a few glimpses of the transition into the Hybrid modes of bringing MBA Classes both In-Person In-Class parallelly relaying it in real-time to digital online students logging from the comfort of their homes. SBUP MBA Class of 2021-23 opted for in-person classes were welcomed to the SBUP campus in Pune and provided a walk-through of the campus while the same was parallelly broadcasted in real-time across India to the students opting for online classes.

https://youtu.be/WCm8MCw83ZA

Option A
In-Person Classes in a Bio-Bubble
The SBUP campus and hostel are both within the common campus premises. There are separate state-of-the-art hostel facilities for ladies hostel facilities and gentleman student hostel facilities. In this option, MBA Class of 2021-23 may opt to travel the SBUP Pune campus and stay in the campus hostel premises. MBA candidates are provided all facilities on the hostel / campus premises – fully functional and clean canteen, mess, laundry facilities, wi-fi and all other amenities. Students are required to produce their 2 vaccination certificates and quarantine for seven days after they check-in into the campus hostel rooms and clusters. Students are required to follow all Covid safety protocols and guidelines. Medical attention and facilities are enabled on campus and as needed to take students to nearby medical facilities. MBA students attend classes with distancing measures in place. This is a fully optional opportunity for students to learn in a safe environment. 

 

Option B
Continue with On-line Digital Classes 
In this option, modern state-of-the-art digital enablement equipment and tools have been installed within every classroom. The students can log in from the comfort of their homes and attend the live classroom sessions online on Microsoft Teams and continue to interact and engage in all classes. The SBUP MBA students are also provided with a data dongle to make sure they are equipped.

Way Forward
Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP) is committed to adapting to the changes and scaling the modes of education in accordance with the need of the our placing highest priority to the health, safety and wellness of our MBA students, faculty, staff at the Campus and online. We will continue to provide our students, parents and their families complete update on how Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP) is taking steps to continue to add value across all aspects of MBA education and students’ career building journey. We thank you all for reposting faith in Sri Balaji University, Pune as students, parents, faculty, staff, corporate leaders, patrons and well-wishers. Stay safe and healthy. From all of us at Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP) Team.

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Deepak Rai
9 months ago

Great initiative.

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