Don’t Come To Campus After Winter Vacation, Colleges And Universities Tell Students After Government Order | Calcutta News

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Calcutta: Many colleges and universities that were scheduled to resume classes in offline mode after the Christmas break rushed to advise their students not to come to campus on Monday after the state announced that all educational institutions would remain closed due to the increase in Covid cases. Sunday’s announcement disappointed both students and teachers. However, most of them said they expected this given the rate at which the number of cases was increasing.
The University of Jadavpur on Sunday sent a notice saying some staff at Aurobindo Bhavan and the Central Library had been diagnosed with Covid and, therefore, those buildings will be closed for disinfection on Monday.
The college and university authorities had informed the students that the exams would be conducted online. Many had already decided to hold exams offline, but changed their minds after an increase in the number of cases last week. Some residential colleges were expected to bring more lots to campus after the Christmas break, but they have now informed students that classes will be online until further notice.
“We were planning to call more students for offline classes in the coming weeks, but the plan has now changed as the government announced that educational institutions will be closed due to the increase in Covid cases . Even students who already came for offline classes will now only attend online classes. Exams for various semesters are already running in online mode, ”said Father Dominic Savio, Principal of St Xavier’s College.
The University of Jadavpur had summoned students from BSC UG-I and UG-III from January 3 for offline lessons. “But all the courses will now be held online,” said Snehamanju Basu, registrar.
Also at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, classes will be held online.
“It is a residential college and we have to be very careful before calling students on campus,” Deputy Principal Swami Mahaprajnananda said.
Maulana Azad College has used WhatsApp groups for online courses to notify students that they will return to virtual mode starting Monday. “We were taking hybrid courses, so the infrastructure for the online courses is still in place,” said Director Subhasis Dutta.
All courses will also take place online at the University of the Presidency.
The University of Calcutta had announced that all exams for the university and its affiliated colleges would be held on digital platforms in the middle of last month.


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