NEW DELHI: With restrictions easing out and shops opening, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to is geared up to restart. The students are expected to return to their classrooms between June 25 and June 30.
The new academic calendar was announced keeping in sight of the COVID-19 situation and therefore the UGC guidelines. "This academic calendar has been unanimously approved by all the Deans of colleges and Chairpersons of Special Centres", read a press release issued by JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.
The resumption of the classes is planned in order that students can complete their remaining academic components. Examinations are going to be completed by July 31, said the JNU.
Meanwhile, the coming semester for the continuing students will start from August 1. With a significant time being lost because of the compulsory total lockdown across India to contain the Coronavirus, the distinguished university doesn't want to waste any more time. "Even if the examination results aren't ready by July 31, students will have the opportunity to provisionally register and go on to the next semester," said the JNU.
Like last semester, the whole monsoon semester registration process is going to be completely online making it easy for the kids to register even from their homes. Last time it created a row with many students objecting to it. "We have made sure that research scholars who need to submit their theses/dissertations won't face any difficulty as the deadline for submission is shifted to December 31, 2020," the university added.
As of now, this academic calendar is tentative and far of it depends on when the lockdown is lifted and how. JNU administration said it's also expecting new guidelines from the UGC.