The Rashtrsant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) has issued a statement instructing colleges not to hold lessons offline. According to the university’s announcement, no offline classes will be held in colleges until February 15.
On January 7, the Maharashtra government issued a Government Resolution (GR) prohibiting non-agricultural institutions, deemed universities, self-financed universities, and colleges affiliated with them from holding offline sessions. The GR has stated that classes shall be conducted entirely online until February 15, 2022. However, the Department of Higher and Technical Education did not issue any notice to the universities.
The letter was sent to them on Monday, and RTMNU has instructed colleges to go online as a result of it. The letter, issued by RTMNU Registrar Dr Raju Hiwase, asks colleges to hold Principals, Heads of Departments, and Professors responsible for course completion.
A copy of the letter has been sent to all college principals, RTMNU department heads, institute directors, Divisional Commissioner, District Collector, and Municipal Commissioner of NMC. Colleges were closed after the start of the second wave.
There were no offline classes for a long period. The majority of the exams were canceled. Following the normalisation of the COVID epidemic, numerous online tests were held. For a longer period of time, there remained uncertainty about the colleges reopening.
With the announcement of the school’s launch, Minister of Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant also stated that offline classes will begin in October 2021. Students could not take advantage of offline classes for long due to the Diwali and Christmas holidays. There is a sense of sadness among pupils now that ‘no offline classes’ will be held until mid-February.