BHU releases guidelines for Online Classes and Examination

By Ojas Singh

Varanasi: Classes for all the courses to continue via online mode and semester examination will be held online via open book examination (OBE), the university administration decided in a recent meeting chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

As per the latest update, the Banaras Hindu University has issued a revised set of guidelines for students and staff members to check COVID-19 spread on campus. As part of the several measures proposed, the varsity has decided to continue online classes and hold online Open Book Exams for Even Semester Students. While students have been asked not to visit campus, all university offices and departments will continue to operate as per schedule and faculty members have been asked to perform their duties as usual.

“Examination of the even-semester will be held online under OBE method. The pattern of examination and other conditions of examination in OBE mode shall remain the same as per the latest instructions issued by the BHU.

The BHU administration has asked students to leave hostels and take exams “in safety of their homes". The university also added that “It would be in the interest of the students to take their books and study material and go to their home.” The decision was taken keeping in mind the rapid rise in the COVID-19 case number in BHU hostels and hospitals.