IIM Calcutta’s “facelift” in the Cyberspace
IIM Calcutta Campus, Kolkata, June 7, 2011: On its golden jubilee year, IIM Calcutta presents a whole-new state-of-the-art web portal for its users, registering its facelift in the cyberspace. The new web portal has been launched officially on June 3, 2011. The web portal provides the different stakeholders like Faculty, Alumni, Students, External Organisations and Staff with their own login. The link to the new web portal is http://www.iimcal.ac.in/. There are wide ranging features available which are specific to the user groups like Course web for the faculty, Networking facilities with co-alumni for the Alumni, Leaves and course registration for Students, Batch Profiles for external companies for placements and internal workflow for Staff like booking of Tata Hall, Auditorium etc among others. Apart from the user group other specific features are provisions for facilities like Chat, Forum and Discussion boards for cross user group interactions.
The new web portal was developed with an all-out support from the IIMC community with a single-minded objective to present a world-class web portal during the golden jubilee celebration of the institute. It took almost 4-months to complete this web portal with thorough interactive sessions by the different user groups at various stages of its development. The just passed out PGP student community who were graduated in April 2011 and a special contingent from the Internet Solutions Group, an in-house students’ community who is the web solution provider for the Institute took a pioneering role to make this project a grand success. The institute hired professionally-managed IT Software companies for the project. SkyTECH Solutions was responsible for project management consultancy while Web Spiders did the development and implementation.
The home page of the new web portal includes important links like organized Campus Tour, Gallery of photographs of various important events, Videos of important events and interviews etc and Faculty resources. The Video Gallery currently has six videos on relevant topics.
Primarily the home page would also feature three important sections, which are News, Events and Announcements. The section on news would feature the latest news on IIM Calcutta in various media outlets. The section on events would give a glimpse on forthcoming events which will take part in the campus and the announcements section will feature all kind of announcements like admissions, recruitment, tender etc. By default the current news, events and announcements would be featured in the home page, however the older ones will go to the archive. The web portal also has links on social networking websites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube.
The new web portal is aesthetically rich with proper application of colour and font and the photography is simply superb. The entire photography has been executed by the Lake Side Lenses, a student-run photography club of IIM Calcutta. The campus photographs include the new infrastructure which is ready for the students of the new batch. Overall the new web portal is more informative and entertaining than the old one. In its Golden Jubilee Year this is a gift from IIMC!
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