IIT Delhi Reopening: On Friday, Director V Ramgopal Rao announced that the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is planning to resume offline classes. Though, all the necessary Covid-19 precautions will be followed.
In a press conference, Director Rao said regarding IIT Delhi reopening, “From November, we will have the first-year students attending offline classes. And from January 2022, we are planning to start with the normal mode of teaching. However, 50 percent occupancy in classes and all other precautions will be kept in mind.”
Further, Dean Shantanu Roy said that the accommodation of students in hostels will take time. To ensure all safety measures and protocols. He also said that not all courses will go offline instantly. Firstly core courses classes in different disciplines will go offline. While elective courses remain online.
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In addition, he said, “If the situation improves, we hope Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will give more relaxation. Gradually, we will start the normal mode of teaching.”
Dean Roy informed that they were discussing plans for conducting offline examinations in the future. Though, 50 percent capacity of students in classrooms will remain at all times.
He adds, “The mapping of classrooms, number of students in a discipline, and the focused courses will be done according to the detailed plan to make it work effectively. Though, classes will begin online, to begin with.”
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