Even as Patna University (PU) made an announcement for advancing its summer vacation by a month with effect from Monday following the chancellor’s directive, the guest faculties have been directed to hold online classes during the vacation if the courses of undergraduate or postgraduate students have not been completed as yet.
According to PU registrar Manoj Kumar Mishra, students should be informed about the schedule of online classes to be held and the details of teachers engaging classes should also be furnished by the heads of institutions to the registrar.
PU office and all other wings would now reopen on June 1 after the vacation
Meanwhile, appreciating the chancellor’s decision to advance the summer vacation in view of the alarming surge in Covid-19 cases, All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations’ secretary Arun Kumar has urged the Union HRD ministry and the UGC to shut all the educational institutions, right from primary to university level, for a month in view of the surging cases of Covid-19 across the country. In an SOS to the HRD ministry, Kumar said education is important, but life is even more important. Saving the lives of people must be the topmost priority of any government and, hence, schools and colleges should not be kept open at this critical juncture, he added.