UGC notifies tips for reopening of universities, faculties

2020/11 05 14:11

The College Grants Fee (UGC) on Thursday notified tips for reopening of universities and faculties throughout the nation which have been closed since March given the Covid-19 pandemic.

For central universities and different centrally funded increased training establishments, the choice for reopening of campuses has been left to the Vice-Chancellors and heads.

Nonetheless, for state universities and faculties, the respective state governments must take a name, the rules stated.

“For centrally funded increased training establishments, the top ought to fulfill herself or himself relating to the feasibility of opening of bodily courses and determine accordingly,” the rules stated.

“For all different establishments together with state universities, personal universities, and faculties, the opening of bodily courses to be achieved as per the choice of the respective state governments,” they stated.

The colleges and faculties have been requested to plan the opening of campuses in a phased method, with such actions that adhere to Covid-19 norms together with social distancing, use of face masks and different protecting measures.

“The colleges and faculties shall solely be allowed to open if they’re exterior the containment zones. Additional, college students and workers dwelling in containment zones is not going to be allowed to attend the universities,” the rules stated.

“College students and workers shall even be suggested to not go to areas falling inside containment zones. The college, workers and college students of the college and school ought to be inspired to obtain ‘Aarogya Setu App’,” they stated.

“College students of all analysis programmes and post-graduate college students in science and expertise programmes might be part of because the variety of such college students is relatively much less, and norms of bodily distancing and preventive measures could be simply enforced.”

“Last yr college students can also be allowed to affix for educational and placement functions, as per the choice of the top of the establishment,” it added.

The fee has stated that the establishments ought to have a plan prepared for such worldwide college students who couldn’t be part of the programme because of worldwide journey restrictions or visa-related points.

“Hostels could also be opened solely in such circumstances the place it’s vital whereas strictly observing the protection and well being preventive measures. Nonetheless, the sharing of rooms will not be allowed in hostels. Symptomatic college students shouldn’t be permitted to remain within the hostels below any circumstances,” it stated.

Universities throughout the nation had been closed on March 16 to include the unfold of coronavirus. A nationwide lockdown was introduced on March 25.

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