COVID 19 has forced students across the world to attend online classes. The rising number of cases in India has left students with the only option of appearing for either online exams or taking online classes. It’s been more than 3 months since all the educational institutes were shut due to the fear of the pandemic.
On 25th June 2020, one of the most reputed educational institute IIT Bombay, scarps the face to face lectures till the of the year due to the pandemic. IIT Bombay is the first institute to take such a drastic decision. The university took this decision keeping in mind the safety and security of its students.
Director of IIT Bombay quoted in a Facebook post, “After a long deliberation in the senate, we have decided today that the next semester will be run purely on online mode so that there is no compromise on the safety and wellbeing of the students”. He further added, “The COVID-19 pandemic has made us at IIT Bombay rethink the way we impart education to our students. To ensure that our students begin the academic year without delay, we are planning on extensive online classes details of which will be informed to all students in due time.”
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On the contrary, IIT Bombay’s director also showed his concern towards those students who belong to the under privileged background and do not have the access to the broadband connections for taking online classes.
As per the order of the Supreme Court, the CBSE and ICSE board exams which were scheduled in the month of July, have now been cancelled due to the major spiral in COVID-19 cases across India.
According to government sources, the new session is likely to start in October.
Guidelines of UGC are likely to be revised so that it can include options such as internal assessment and previous semester results to evaluate the students this year.