Technology Leveraging Human Resources in Today’s B-School Campus
With the advent of
wireless technology, communication has taken a massive change around
every B-school campus. Every computer centre has developed an
intranet facility that serves the purpose of an information
centre. It is a platform used by the head of the institution, faculty
members and the students. All communications (For example: Bulletins,
Notices, Results, Internal Marks, Announcements etc) are routed
through the intranet, thereby reducing time and paperwork.
provided with a user-id to access
the intranet. The course plan, marks, notes, assignments
and announcements are uploaded by the faculty members for
the students’ access. Circulars,
monthly report and messages from the director are
accessible by the faculty members. Apart from this, there
are various links either giving important information or downloadable
The bulletin board
is updated with forthcoming events of the institution. Other information
on the intranet includes – Library and
Computer Centre circulars, survey and discussion forums.
and faculty member has a laptop with wireless technology. Almost
all B-School campus is Wi-Fi enabled, therefore students are provided
with an anywhere-anytime connectivity to the intranet. In classrooms,
On-line tests are conducted using wireless connectivity.
slides are uploaded on the intranet and the students download
it before the class begins. All faculty members and students use
laptops which eliminates the need for a desktop system for normal
use and the internet. This increases the overall productivity at
the B-School. A lot of space is saved in the classroom.
There are projects
and assignments that students have to do, Wi-Fi connectivity
provides access to the institution server from anywhere
in the campus. An external Wi-Fi hotspot is located anywhere
inside the campus enabling students to access the instititution
network and the internet 24hours.
Students are encouraged to submit assignments and communications
by e-mail. This helps reducing paperwork and in preserving
the documents. Students send e-mails to the Director, faculty
members or the during the summer project that is a great boon
for interim review of the project.
In turn, instructions
by the concerned project guides are given through e-mail. All hostels
are normally connected to the main institution building over a distance
of about 1.5 Km. A point-to-point connectivity is provided by
the outdoor antennae.
towers located near the hostels provide seamless roaming connectivity
to students' laptops. Students have their peer-to-peer connection
which they use to share files among themselves.
Priya Shanmugam, Independent Human Resource Professional
based at Bangalore, INDIA E-mail: