UoH permits return of all terminal semester students to campus

The University of Hyderabad on March 11 announced a new phase of reopening of its campus for around 2000 students, enabling in-person academic activities.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 March 2021 8:26 AM GMT
UoH permits return of all terminal semester students to campus

Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad on March 11 announced a new phase of reopening of its campus for around 2000 students, enabling in-person academic activities.

The Vice-Chancellor has approved the return of all terminal semester post-graduate students who will complete their respective programmes and graduate in June. Additionally, all PhD students, except those who joined in 2020-21, can come back to resume their research work on campus after the recommendations of the Task Force headed by Professor Vinod Pavarala.

The university clarified that for now, all master's students who joined the University in 2020 will continue to have online classes. The return will be entirely voluntary and the University will continue teaching-learning activities online for those who wish to remain at their homes.

The university added that the Task Force has mandated that all students returning in the latest phase must produce a Covid-negative report from an RT-PCR test, sign an undertaking, and spend a minimum of three days in isolation at a campus facility.

Also, the students returning from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana and Gujarat where there is a reported surge in cases, are required to spend seven days in isolation.

The university had earlier allowed 1300 students which include research scholars and final semester students in the Sciences and practical disciplines such as performing arts and fine arts, to return to the campus and stay in the hostels.

"As one of the first universities in the country to have a dedicated team to prepare a roadmap for the resumption of academic activities amidst a global pandemic, the University has already facilitated senior research scholars to complete their thesis submissions, commenced online teaching since August, reopened its main library and provided remote access to digital resources to all students and faculty, put in place a digital access grant to address problems of the digital divide, and kick-started laboratory sessions for Science students," added the University.




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