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‘My daughter does not feel the need to take tuitions since she joined ACFA’

Mrs. Anu Soney, parent of first year BCA student Aishika Soney, says online classes are the need of the hour during the pandemic

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Mrs. Anu Soney is an Economics lecturer with a government school at Kapurthala, Punjab. Her husband Subir Chander Soney is a businessman. They are proud parents of Aishika Soney, first year Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) student at the Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA), Jalandhar. In an informal interview, she shares her reasons for choosing ACFA, her daughter’s progress and her perception about the online mode of learning. Edited excerpts:

Why did you choose ACFA over other colleges for your child’s admission?

To begin with, I had heard very good reviews about ACFA and that the quality of education at the institute is excellent. The second reason is proximity, the college is very close to our house. Also my husband is an Apeejay alumnus. He studied at Apeejay School Model Town and then at Mahavir Marg. So he trusts the Apeejay brand and wants the same education for his daughter.

Please tell us a bit about your child and take us through her progress at college?

 She is doing well in college. Due to the pandemic, the classes are happening in the online mode. So, the students have not got full exposure to college life due to the pandemic.

She is interested in cosmetology. She has also done a diploma in the same.  She is doing BCA at present.  So obviously, she likes computer science a lot but she also likes English literature. She is satisfied with the teachers and the syllabus, basically everything about the college.

Are the teachers engaging well with the students?

Yes, the teachers are extremely efficient. My daughter does not feel the need to study in tuition classes. Whatever she is learning is only from the college. So the quality of education is obviously very good.

During the admission time, I had a conversation with Professor Shweta Kakkar. She was very polite and guided us through the admission process.

What is the best thing about ACFA, according to you?

The curriculum and the staff are the best. The staff is doing the hard work for the students. The classes are happening regularly. The students are kept in discipline.

What is your perception about the online mode of learning?

No doubt the online classes are good for the students. But I guess, students will be more comfortable asking their questions face to face to the teachers and subsequently better understand the concepts. But in a pandemic, online classes are the need of the hour.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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