Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures and while it was of paramount importance that social distancing was maintained and everyone stayed at home, it was also vital that education should see its due course. With this objective JECRC, turned out to be a torch bearer. We were among the first institution in Rajasthan to switch to online lectures as soon as orders for suspension of classes were received. As a result of which, we have been able to deliver more than 50,000 hours of online lectures through our 400+ faculty members to more than 10000 of our students. It’s heartening to mention that these online lectures are recording more than 75% attendance and shows the diligence and sincerity of our teachers as well as students.
JECRC launches #Save_The_Saviours Initiative
JECRC Makerspace, the innovation cell at JECRC has developed a 3D printed face shield compliant with the guidelines of WHO & ICMR which will help our doctors, paramedics & sanitation workers to protect them from infection as they fight it out on the frontline. These face shields have been developed under the supervision of doctors from SMS Hospital. A set of 200 such indigenous face shields has been delivered to SMS Hospital, Jaipur and reflect JECRC’s commitment, as a top technology institute in the nation’s hour of need. The news of this noble effort of JECRC University travelled far and wide. Since then we have received procurement requests from hospitals of neighbouring states like Gujarat & New Delhi as well. Hon’ble CM of Rajasthan, Sh. Ashok Gehlot took suo moto cognizance of this initiative and applauded it on his social media handles. Our tweet about this initiative has had more than 80,000 impressions till date. Inspired by all the motivation, JECRC University has committed itself towards manufacturing of 5000 more face shields to be handed over to hospitals from Delhi NCR.
Online Ideathon at JECRC University
JECRC Incubation Centre conducted an Online Ideathon for students around the #COVID19 pandemic. This competition was also open for participants from other schools & colleges. As the world awaits the economic implications of this disaster, several opportunities are arising in specific industries and many of the companies in these fields are experiencing unprecedented growth. Sighting this opportunity we invited startup ideas around these growing industries. Students were asked to formulate ideas around the following:
1. Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) and Wellness
2. Grocery deliveries with a twist
3. Online education and remote learning
4. Remote Work / Work from home
5. Entertainment (Gaming and non-gaming)
6. Solutions to fight with Covid-19
The Evaluation of the ideas received was done by a dedicated team of Entrepreneurs and Industry Experts. Top three teams were awarded with cash prizes. More than 200 registrations from different colleges and schools across the nation were received for this competition.
JECRC for PM Cares Fund
On the massive appeal of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the nation came together to help our government by contributing generously to the PM Cares Fund. JECRC Family took the onus to motivate our staff, students & stake holders and ran a campaign where we recognised the donors on our social media pages. With the thought that no contribution is too small, this campaign motivated more than 100 members of JECRC Family to come forward and donate to the PM Cares Fund. Once again JECRC proved that it CARES.
India’s First Ever Botathon at JECRC University
In these times of social isolation and distancing, JECRC University has come up with exciting challenges for its students, one of which is a bot making competition called Botathon. As majority of our students are now certified in Robotic Process Automation we are gradually planning to using bots to perform redundant and day to day tasks of our offices. Problem statements were consolidated from different departments and given to participating students. Participants were allowed to make use of any of the RPA platforms – Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism or UiPath. As many as 150 problem statements were floated and first round of online judging was conducted on 15th April. The second round will take place next week.
First Educational Institute to Create On Campus Quarantine Centre
JECRC University has become the first educational institute in Rajasthan to offer its on campus residential complex to the government of Rajasthan for creation of a quarantine centre for #COVID19 patients. Our hostels have been handed over to the health ministry and a quarantine centre of 100 beds has been set up there. A team of doctors, paramedics and sanitation workers has also been deputed. JECRC University understands the enormous task that the establishment faces and has resolved to play its due part in helping the administration fight this battle.
Alumni – Student Interactive Session
In this time of social isolation, limited resources and economic struggle, it is highly important that every student must strive to use this time for productivity and invest their time and energy in self-development. With that objective JECRC Alumni Cell is running an Alumni-Student Interaction series intending to virtually connect our alumni with current students. Such virtual learning sessions improve students’ capability & prepare them for future challenges making them industry ready. Our alumni are industry experts and global technocrats who share their industry knowledge, experience, insights & advice with our students as the world economy faces an uncertain future. A total of 35 sessions have been planned in this series the first phase of which has concluded with alumni connecting from various parts of the globe like UK and USA, the next phase has more such sessions in the pipeline.
Building Our World
As the #COVID19 pandemic set its foot in India in the early days of March, the social service initiative of JECRC, Abhudaya realised the seriousness of the situation and did a door to door campaign in the villages adopted by JECRC. These villages form the vicinity of our campuses and are populated with a very poor and underprivileged demography. In this campaign students tried to aware the locals with importance of personal hygiene, social distancing and safe practices to avoid catching the virus. They also distributed masks & sanitizers to these family to help them cope with the incoming disaster.
Ration Delivery App for Government of Rajasthan
As Rajasthan became one of the most highly infected states in India more and more areas of the state were converted into containment zones leading to complete isolation of the people in these areas. As hotspots grew, the responsibility of the government to provide essential supplies to the people in such areas also increased. To help the disaster management, relief & civil defence department of government of Rajasthan students of JECRC are developing an app that would facilitate the distribution of essential goods in designated hotspots. Through this app people will be able to share their location and requirements with the competent authorities who will then deliver the goods at that location. The app is in testing phase right now and should be available within a week.