Even though cases of Covid-19 have declined and MP colleges have started offline courses, students at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore are still taking courses online because institute authorities do not want to take any risk with the coronavirus, even at this stage.
No less than 484 students came from their homes to IIT’s Simrol campus waiting for offline classes, but they were disappointed.
IIT Indore reportedly told them that the offline classes would not take place until Diwali.
To avoid the risk of coronavirus infection, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory for students upon their return to campus.
Take note: A dozen students and staff were infected with the coronavirus during the first and second waves of Covid-19.
Since then, IIT Indore has made the Covid-19 guidelines more stringent.
After the effect of the second wave of Corona weakened, many BTech students requested to start offline courses.
They said that online courses are not as effective as offline courses and that practical and project work is not possible in virtual mode.
But the management of IIT Indore did not accede to this request.
Currently, 484 students from UG, PG and PhD courses are on campus.
IIT PRO Dr Sunil Kumar has stated that offline courses will not be held this month. “Students who have completed their quarantine period are allowed to do practical lab work,” he added.
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Posted on: Saturday October 02, 2021 01:41 IST