Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 23
The Haryana Government on Wednesday decided to open colleges and universities for students for guidance with a trial run to start from September 26.
The Department of Higher Education has told the colleges and universities to complete COVID protocols and inform by September 25, via email, so that trial run can be done on September 26.
“Since it has been decided by the state government that the students of the first and second year of undergraduate classes and first year of postgraduate classes are to be promoted to the next level, it is imperative that the classes for the new session be started accordingly.
Subsequently, the universities and colleges were conveyed to start online classes for students as per a fixed time table. Now, admission for the first-year undergraduate classes will also be started for new students in due course,” said a letter dated September 22 issued by the Director-General of Higher Education, Haryana.
The letter said that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines stipulate that all educational institutions will remain closed till September 30 for students and regular class activities.
Further, the MHA guidelines said that students of 9th to 12th class are allowed to visit schools with effect from September 21 for taking guidance from teachers with the consent of their parents.
Keeping these guidelines in view, the universities and colleges may also be allowed to open for students for seeking guidance from teachers in a staggered manner, said the orders.
As per the schedule prepared by the department, BA 1st year students will visit colleges and universities between 9 am to 12 noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, B Com and BSc 1st year students between 12.30 PM to 3.30 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, BA 2nd year students on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 12 pm, B Com 2nd and B Sc 2nd year students between 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, BA 3rd year students between 9 am to 12 noon on Fridays and Saturdays and B Com final and B Sc final between 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
The universities and colleges have been asked to prepare their time tables according to this schedule.
Along with regular interaction, teachers will continue their online classes. For this, the principals will make proper and systemic time table which will be duly notified to all the students.
“All protocols recommended by the MHA and the Ministry of Education for sanitization, social distancing, hand wash with soaps, clean toilets etc shall be followed in true spirits,” said the order by the Haryana’s higher education department.
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