Monday, February 8, 2021

Changing landscapes of B.Com education at The NorthCap University

The COVID 19 pandemic has posed various challenges for the education sector. The rising cases and the norms of social distancing have raised concerns among parents regarding sending their children for physical classes. The NorthCap University has adopted online education for B.Com students with the surge in cases across the state. The integration of information technology in Commerce curriculum has given a new perspective to offer updated knowledge to students. The online mode of teaching has opened a new door for how effectively the experiential learning can be induced among millennials. The digital model has kept room for face-to-face interaction and audio and visual aids which makes learning delightful. Along with regular teaching, the transition to online education has paved the way for gamification to reduce the monotony of regular lectures. The university has taken initiative and offered the option of blended learning through which the commerce undergraduates can broaden their horizons of knowledge. The platforms such as NPTEL, Swayam etc., are offering various online courses taught by academicians from IIM’s and IIT’s which helps to gain an understanding of the current business environment. The new mode of lecture delivery enhances the retention of study material as students have access to recoded lectures which facilitate them to revisit, skip and accelerate the concepts they opt. We cannot deny the fact that the pandemic has changed the teaching pedagogy of commerce education, but it has also offered new dimensions of technology which will make student ready for the upcoming digital age of  “new-normal”.

Dr. Deergha Sharma is currently working as Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) at School of Management, The NorthCap University.
Her broad specialization is in the area of Banking, Financial Management and Stock Market Operations.