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Dr. D. Y. Patil BioTechnology and BioInformatics Institute

Guidelines for Competitive Examinations - IELTS

Saturday, July 25, 2020 |Online (Zoom Platform) |Seminar

Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute (DYPBBI), Tathawade, Pune organized a free online webinar on “Guidelines for Competitive Examinations - IELTS” on Saturday 25th July 2020 at 11:30 am via Zoom with Ms. Lubna Shaikh and Mr. Rahul Kamble of ‘IDP IELTS’, Pune as the speakers. The purpose of the webinar was to acquaint students with the IELTS examination. Ms. Priyanka Bhopale, Ms. Arti Deshmukh, Mr. Amol Salagare, and Dr. Viniti Vaidya were the coordinators for this webinar. In total, 152 students registered for this webinar from the institute.

Ms. Arti Kale welcomed all the participants and the guests. Prof. J. K. Pal, Director, DYPBBI delivered the introductory speech. The first speaker, Mr. Rahul Kamble provided a clear insight on the importance of IELTS examination for students willing to pursue higher studies abroad. He explained in detail about the pattern of the examination including the time given, number of questions in each section and so on. In the next part, Ms. Lubna Shaikh spoke elaborately on how students should proceed to solve each section of the paper, even explaining how we can practice regularly for completing each section on time. Lectures were followed by question-answer session. Ms. Priyanka Bhopale asked the questions received from the participants. The webinar was concluded with a vote of thanks given by the student coordinator, Ms. Irsiya Ijaz.

This webinar was followed by an online survey for students. The purpose of the survey was to deduce what the students had understood during the webinar, whether they had found it useful and to seek further suggestions for future. Following are some of the results of the questions asked in the survey:

In the survey, under additional suggestions section, most students reported that they had found the webinar very useful and suggested that webinars like this should be held for every examination, mainly GRE and TOEFL. Another suggestion that came forward was that questions from previous years’ papers should be discussed for the benefit of the students. Overall, it was a very insightful webinar.