Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) Professor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar knowledgeable the scholars that the annual tutorial calendar might be altered to compensate for the time misplaced as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout a web-based assembly with the school members to debate the COVID-19 preparedness of the College and inform college students concerning the phased opening of various tutorial centers, Professor Mamidala ensured the scholars that the college school has been following all of the COVID-19 pointers and highlighted the position of COVID-19 monitoring committee shaped to conscious the scholars and lecturers about well being protocols.
Whereas speaking concerning the on-line courses carried out by JNU, Prof Mamidala knowledgeable, “We’ve been in a position to proceed our tutorial course of via on-line mode, a number of webinars have been carried out by the lecturers, now we have signed up with suppliers of such platforms.
Electives are occurring, the analysis might be executed on the premise of it. We’ll observe our tutorial calendar. As a result of the COVID-19 scenario, the tutorial calendar might be barely altered. We’ll strive to make sure that we don’t stretch the tutorial calendar past the schedule”.
Prof Mamidala mentioned that “The complete college school has been following COVID-19 pointers, the COVID-19 committee have been publishing circulars from time-to-time to unfold consciousness concerning the virus. We’re holding COVID-19 check camps with the assistance of the native administration. We’ll maintain yet another such camp. A number of instances had been reported contained in the campus, a few of that are nonetheless energetic and essential precautions are taken”.
Responding to a pupil’s question on on-line courses one of many school members mentioned, “The entire thought is to compress a number of the programs and conduct the entire system on-line. We try to compress the programs successfully and college students may also take further time to show you.”
Prof Mamidala talked about concerning the College’s scholarship scheme as he ensured that the scholarships might be distributed as rapidly as doable and they’ll get additional clarification on this by the College Grants Fee (UGC) and inform the scholars.
Additionally, the College has clarified that the central administration has not supplied a course record for MA Geography Semester 1 and all the academic centers have uploaded a course record however college students must wait for their enrollment numbers.
One of many school members clarified on the section sensible opening of the College as he mentioned, “We try to get most college students to campus so they begin their analysis on time. Greater than 50% of scholars are doing analysis. However, as per the federal government pointers, college students and colleagues who need entry to laboratories, are going to be allowed to attend bodily courses. On the premise of it, we had shaped the section wiser admission to the scholars together with the terminal Ph.D. college students who needed to submit their thesis until December 31, 2020”.
The hostellers had been additionally knowledgeable that they will accumulate their necessary paperwork or private stuff left inside their rooms after contacting the interior hostel administrations headed by the dean of scholars.
The College had been permitting college students to reenter the campus in 4 phases whereas giving precedence to final-year science college students enterprise sensible courses. From December 21 onward, individuals with disabilities (PwD) finding out Ph.D. programs had been additionally allowed to take bodily courses.