by Cleric Aegidius Pereira for BISMumbai

As the world over, people are struggling to cope up with the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers are engaging in online learning modules. Divyadaan- Salesian Institute of Philosophy Nashik too has initiated online teaching and learning modules. This is a 1st such attempt made in the Mumbai Salesians' post-novitiate phase.

Students of philosophy enrolled across the three year programme, are stuck in various parts of India, with the prevalent chaotic uncertainty. Father Banzelao Teixeira- Rector and Principal, together with the Registrar-Father Leon Rodrigues, decided to commence the classes using the available online platforms. Google Classroom, Zoom and Google Meet are used to deliver the teaching-learning modules to students from over 09 Salesian provinces in India.

Those pursuing the Bachelors in Philosophy, have begun classes in Hermeneutics, Scripture, Christian Doctrine, Sociology, Subaltern Philosophy and Religions of India. The students enrolled in the Masters Cycle have begun classes in ‘Methodology’ and Ethics in Social Communication. The students are getting the hang of this new method of teaching-learning, since it is interactive with online discussion, clarifications and connected learning, despite the physical distancing.

Even the Rector's Conferences are being delivered through this online medium!