KU to open in blended mode from February 15 – Times of India

KURUKSHETRA: The Kurukshetra University (KU) officials told that following a letter received from the higher education department of Haryana, vice-chancellor (VC) KU, Prof Som Nath Sachdeva constituted a high-level committee to discuss and finalize opening of the varsity for students.

The committee headed by dean academic affairs Prof Manjula Chaudhary and consisting of all the Deans of 10 faculties decided to open KU in blended mode in phased manner from February 15, this year onwards.

KU director public relations (DPR) Prof Brajesh Sawhney informed that it has been decided to open KU campus for practical work, consultancy and teaching from 15 February.

“In the first phase all the PhD scholars, who have completed their course work, have been permitted to have hostel facilities and to visit the departments for research work. The permission has also been granted to post-graduate day scholars in campus courses to attend theory and practical classes from February 15 to March 25 in the first phase. The PG students requiring hostel facilities will be allowed to come to the KU campus from March 26 to April 26. All the students will be required to submit their hostel requirement through Google forms available on KU website, to get a letter of permission from their parents prior to coming to the campus and to obtain their Covid-19 negative report from a registered doctor”, said KU DPR Prof Brajesh.

He added that after preparing the micro plan of Covid-19 protocol, the outline of lab, library facilities, availability of teachers and hostel facility will be prepared by the heads of departments keeping in mind the presence of students in each department. No student will get hostel facility if he/she does not get a stay letter by the head of the department/director/principal. Students have to follow the guidelines related to Covid-19 such as social distancing, wearing masks, using sanitizers etc. All students will personally carry a letter of stay, identity card, water bottle, sanitizer and mask. Students can get more information about this from the University website, told the KU officials.

KU to conduct UG and PG odd semester exam offline

The theory examinations of under-graduate (UG) 5th semester and post-graduate (PG) 3rd semester (non-choice based credit system) will commence from March 1 and will be conducted in the offline mode. The theory examination of UG 3rd semester will commence from March 6 and that of UG 1st semester will commence from March 10 in the offline mode, said KU DPR Prof Brajesh.

He said this decision was taken in a high-level committee headed by the KU VC Prof Som Nath Sachdeva.

Students having Covid-19 or its symptoms will submit a request with medical certificate/Covid report to the concerned chairpersons/directors/principals of the department/institute/college for seeking exemption of that particular paper, added Prof Brajesh.

Students from other state or foreign countries who are unable to take exams will submit a request to the chairperson/head/principal of department/institute. The exams of such students will be conducted later, informed Hukam Singh, KU controller of examination.

KU controller of examination Hukam Singh said that the practical exams of these classes will be conducted internally by the departments/institutes/colleges in the offline mode before the theory examinations. The students of KU campus courses who have to appear in these examinations will fill up a Google form/link made available on the KU official website or by the department. The Google form has to be filled by all the campus courses students up to February 12. Students requiring hostel facility will be required to pay fixed hostel fee for the period of stay in hostel during the examination.

All the students appearing in the exams and staying in the hostel during the exams will observe required SOPs. Students appearing in these exams will wear masks; bring their own sanitizer and transparent water bottle as per SOPs, informed Hukam Singh.

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