Updated: April 10, 2021 8:03:02 PM
No exams and academic activities will be interrupted due to COVID-19 and they will take place on schedule, said Chief Deputy Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana, who is also Minister of Higher Education. Speaking to reporters on Saturday after attending the 8th convocation of Samskrita University, he said: “Examinations at university level, including diploma, post-diploma, engineering, diploma and all other courses under the department of higher education will take place as per the schedule and there will be no change ”.
Academic activities for the year 2021-2022 are already delayed and there should be no further delays in this process. If this is delayed, the cycle of the course period, the test, the results, the employment, the additional studies will be cut off, he stressed.
Measures are taken so that the academic activities of the year 2021-2022 are not affected. After the end of the current exams, there will be no summer vacation. Course operation will begin immediately and there will be both offline and online courses. Online classes will start early. It will be mandatory for students to take courses online or offline, he said.
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All SOPs will be made to be followed strictly for the benefit of those attending physical classes. Disinfecting classrooms, maintaining hygiene, testing COVID, maintaining physical distance and wearing masks will be mandatory, he explained.
The Integrated Learning Management System (LMS) has already been implemented in preparation for COVID-19. Students are facilitated to learn from places wherever they are and 2.70 lakh Tablet PC (1.60 lakh this year + 1.10 lakh the previous year) are distributed. Classrooms are being converted to studios and they are designed to become smart classrooms, Narayana informed.
Responding to a question regarding the LMS, he said, the problem in downloading the content will be resolved soon.