The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be reopening its campuses in phases from Monday, September 6 as Covid-19 cases in national capital Delhi dwindled in the past few weeks.
Initially, the JNU campuses would be reopened for Ph.D. research scholars who have to submit their thesis by the end of this year.
As per the official notification, the university wrote, “All final year Ph.D. research scholars, including 9B students, who are required to submit their Ph.D. thesis on or before December 31 are allowed to enter into the campus. PwD (Persons with Disabilities) students of the Ph.D. program are allowed to enter into the campus”.
All the final year Ph.D. students will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test report not earlier than 72 hours before arrival on the campus, JNU added.
Moreover, no one without a mask will be allowed to enter campus.
However, Students, teachers, and employees living in the containment zone are not allowed to come to the university campus, it said in the notification.
Teaching-learning will continue to be in online mode, while school center level libraries shall remain closed.
But Dr. BR Ambedkar Central Library will be reopened allowing only 50% seating capacity.
On-campus counseling guidance of students and campus community will be conducted to give emotional trauma support for their readiness with new normal of stringent physical distancing, face mask, and hygiene guidelines,” according to the JNU’s official notification.
Previously, Jawaharlal Nehru University reopened its campuses for students in February, this year. The university had reopened the campus for MPhil and MTech students from science school and the final semester of MBA.