Update as of 02-10-2020:
The school year started with a whole school Virtual Community Day on August 17. With more than 240 Zoom windows, first-year students were introduced to their second-year peers and met all the faculty and staff members. After the English Immersion Program and a two-week-long Orientation program, classes began on August 31. All activities were conducted online, in a virtual format.
Along with Academics, the online model of MUWCI’s program has also included all aspects of Triveni and Residential Life. Our commitment to Wada meetings, CAS activities, and Peer Support Group sessions remains undeterred. Furthermore, celebratory, and discursive spaces like concerts, Global Politics and Chai Chai are also in full swing. Online learning has been a feature for almost two months now, and we are committed to improving this experience. An extensive survey recently conducted revealed, 96.3% of the student body thought that synchronous online classes were being conducted effectively. Also, based on this survey, we are making improvements to the timetable to accommodate students from time zones significantly different from IST.
The college has been working hard to prepare for various eventualities as we await official communications on the re-opening of schools from the Government of Maharashtra, India. Our near-term goals include inviting students back on campus for residential purposes in a phased manner to ensure the safety and well-being of the campus community. You can expect to hear back from us as soon as an official announcement has been made by the government.