Universities in state capital switching to online classes: Rising Covid cases

By Ojas Singh

Lucknow: In the wake of the spike in Covid cases in the last few days, many universities and colleges in the state capital are switching back to online teaching. They include Lucknow University, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (KMC) Language University, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Avadh Girls’ Degree College and IT College among others.

The university has formed a committee to interact with other universities on how the classes will be carried forward in days to come. “All teachers above 45 should get themselves vaccinated. The university will soon call a team of doctors to carry out Covid tests on teachers,” prof Pathak added.

KMC Language University has decided that classes for all its undergraduate courses will be run online while classes for PG, B Tech and PhD will be in offline mode. “Teachers taking online classes will have to send a record of what they have taught to students on a daily basis to my office,” said vice chancellor professor Vinay Kumar Pathak.

Likewise, AKTU has decided to shift to online or offline or a mix of both media to conduct classes in the wake of rising Covid cases. The university has empowered its affiliated engineering colleges to decide on taking theory and practical classes either online or offline as per Covid situation in their areas. The university has further asked the colleges to ensure that Covid protocol is followed strictly.