Banaras Hindu University has decided to resume offline classes from September 1. The physical classes will only resume the final year of students of postgraduate and undergraduate courses, the BHU administration said.
Dr. Rajesh Singh, Public Relations Officer, Banaras Hindu University said that the University administration has decided to resume offline classes from September 1. “The offline classes will be conducted only for the final year students,” he said.
He further added that the physical classes will be reopened following all Covid-19 protocols and guidelines. “It will be mandatory for students to wear masks and follow proper social distance in the University campus,” Singh said.
The BHU administration will also allocate hostel rooms to the final year students. “All our hostel rooms are being sanitized. As final year students join the offline classes, they will be provided with hostel rooms,” said Singh. It added that each student will be allotted a single room. “The University has decided to allow single rooms to the students so that the Covid-19 appropriate behavior could be followed strictly,” he said.
He further said that students have been informed about the Covid-19 appropriate behavior guidelines to be followed during their hostel stay and mess area. “We have also taken several steps so that Covid-19 appropriate behavior is followed even in a mess and common rooms,” adds Singh.
He said that classes will be in Hybrid mode — a mix of both online and offline mode — for the final year students. The classes for first and second-year students will continue online for now.
“The university administration will analyze the Covid-19 situation and then see if classes for the first year and second-year students can also be allowed,” added Singh.