Panjab University to open for teaching staff on June15

Panjab University to open for teaching staff on June15

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 31

Panjab University (PU) is opening for the teaching staff on June 15. After the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued fresh lockdown guidelines on Saturday, the PU authorities started planning on various aspects. This includes giving three weeks prior notice to students before conducting exams and feedback from all departments to start classes, if allowed, in July, said sources.

As per the MHA guidelines, a decision to open teaching institutions is likely to be taken in July after taking feedback from respective states and officials.

Following the countrywide lockdown in March, the PU extended its summer vacations till June 15. The authorities are now preparing for conducting examinations, framing SOPs for starting classes and working on pattern of syllabus.

“The university is likely to open for the teaching staff from June 15 as our summer vacations are getting over. We will announce starting classes or conducting examinations as per the MHA guidelines. We are working on certain things. Once finalised, these will be notified to the public. We need to take a call according to the prevailing situation,” said PU Registrar, Prof Karamjeet Singh.

Earlier, this week, the PU finalised the SOPs for conducting exams in July. Working on pattern of syllabus, issues raised by students on minimising it will be also considered. All these will be brought to prior notice of students.

“The session usually gets over on March 31. However, this year it was affected due to the lockdown. If one goes by this duration, 90 per cent of the syllabus has already been covered. However, still, we will inform students prior about syllabus, pattern, duration or about any available samples. Things are still under process,” the Registrar added.

Meanwhile, the sources claimed, “Students will be given a three-week prior notice before exams. The decision on starting classes is also likely to be taken before June 25. We just cannot start exams from July 1. Restrictions have been extended till June 30.”

“If students are to be called afterwards, they need some time to settle. Taking any decision depends upon the number of cases in the region. We have to consider inputs from the government, our staff and others. I think by June 20, things will be clear and the PU will be able to finalise all procedure,” said a source privy to the matter.


Discussion on starting classes

Three-week prior notice to students before exams. Syllabus pattern and starting of classes in July to be discussed as per the MHA guidelines.

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