After pandemic Everything has been stopped, Now it’s time to Reopening them. After the order of School Reopening, UGC has given new guidelines for College and University to Reopen them for particular Students. Let us know which year students will go to college first.
Universities and Colleges across the country have been closed since March, even before the COVID19 lockdown was imposed. On Thursday, the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued guidelines for their reopening college and Universities. All Medical and Engineering all will reopen as the order of UGC for Particular year students only.
The school are reopening on 15 Oct after government order. Now its turn to reopen College and University for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Scholars.
For Hostel Students, 14 days Quarantine when coming back to Hostel from Home is mandatory.
When Medical and Engineering Universities and Colleges are opening?
When are universities and colleges reopening?
The Union government had permitted reopening of schools and higher education institutions in phases after October 15, depending on the local situation. The actual timing and manner of the reopening of College and University had to be decided by each state individually. In most states, the phased reopening started with schools. However, over the last few days, announcements have been trickling in on getting universities and colleges students back.
Which year Students will go to University or College First?
Who will go first to the university?
While the Union government’s guidelines on school reopening had left a lot to the discretion of the states, the UGC is more specific in its instructions.
The higher education regulator wants universities and colleges to call back research scholars, post-graduate students in science and technology programmes and final-year undergraduate students (for placement purposes). However, the number of students attending classes on campus, at a given time, should not be more than half the total student strength, the guidelines state.
The remaining students will be encouraged to continue online learning, but they may visit their departments in smaller groups, with prior appointment, to consult faculty members.
UGC has said to reopen College and University for PG, UG Final year and Research Scholars. For 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Online Study will be Continued in which students should fulfil Attendance Criteria to eligible for the exam.
Students may visit their departments in smaller groups, with prior appointment, to consult faculty members.
What would university and college life look like after the pandemic?
Aside from standard precautions such as:
- Regular disinfection of institution premises.
- Temperature screening of teachers and students on campus,
- Higher education institutions will end up remaining open for longer hours for six days a week to accommodate students in batches and ensure social distancing.
- Wearing a mask is mandatory for all teachers and staff on campus.
- A class will be broken up into multiple sections, with each section attending in-person lessons on a rotation basis.
- “The visitors should either not be allowed at all or their entry should be drastically restricted,” the guidelines states.
- Cultural activities and meetings will be avoided. However, extracurricular and sports activities may be allowed where physical distancing is possible.
The UGC guidelines discourage reopening of hostels. If it has to be done, then sharing of rooms will not be allowed, which effectively means all hostellers will not be allowed back on campus. The institutions will have to prioritise the return of a few based on some criteria and 14-day quarantine for returning students will be mandatory.
Students with COVID19 symptoms cannot stay in the hostels. “Resident students and staff should avoid or limit visiting the markets. As far as possible, essential items may be made available within the campus,” UGC said in its guidelines.
In case a student or faculty member living on-campus tests positive for COVID19, UGC has advised the institutions to immediately isolate the patient.
“Universities and colleges should have a ready plan to provide healthcare support to those resident students and staff who test positive and are isolated.”
The guidelines restricting social and physical contacts and mobility in such parts of residential places in the campus, where positive cases have been found, should be strictly enforced.
Measures like no class, not leaving the rooms for hostellers, if applicable, no take away arrangement of food from mess etc. may be enforced, depending upon the severity of the situation.
When College will reopen?
The actual timing and manner of reopening had to be decided by each state individually. UGC has said to reopen College and University for PG, UG Final year and Research Scholars. For 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Online Study will be Continued in which students should fulfil Attendance Criteria to eligible for the exam. The remaining students will be encouraged to continue online learning, but they may visit their departments in smaller groups, with prior appointment, to consult faculty members.
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