Jalandhar: IK Gujral Punjab Technical University(IKGPTU), Jalandhar,on 7th June,Sunday made an announcement on their website that they will be conducting a survey to get the “consent” of final-year students to conduct either online or offline examination for this semester. The university will take decision only after this consent. It has been observed that Universities across the country are being forced to consider alternative ways of holding exams, including Delhi Universty and Aligarh Muslim University choosing online mode.
According to sources, at PTU, students in the final year will have two options, either online exams or offline exams in July. Sources said that the decision to conduct this survey was taken after “taking feedback received from different corners”.
The University also said that, for students from other states, examination centres “will be established in the respective state” for exams in July. Last date to submit this consent is 10th June 2020. The login ids for students are available on the official website, said the sources.
The second part of the survey is for students in intermediate semesters. They have the option to write exams in the conventional offline mode in July 2020 or take the same exams along with those of next semester in January 2021.
Heading#2 COVID-19 Scare: JNU advises students stranded in hostels to return home.
New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), advised its students to vacate hostels and return home, soon after a pharmacist at its health centre tested positive for COVID-19.
In a notice issued by Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Sudheer Pratap Singh said: “The University had issued circulars in the month of March informing students about the closure of the institute and advised them to return home.” ”In the present scenario, the timing of reopening of academic institutions is uncertain and may get delayed till August 15. Therefore given the fact that the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi is increasing rapidly, all students who are stranded in the hostels are, hereby, strongly advised to return to their homes at the earliest.”, said Prof. Sudheer.
Further, JNU has stated that the students should not return to the campus until University re-opens.