Mumbai colleges forced to travel back to online mode as Covid-19 cases surge
Despite no clear directions from the govt, some colleges had chosen to restart practical sessions for his or her final-year students
Weeks after colleges began taking small steps towards the gradual reopening of their campuses, the rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has again postponed their plans of physical classes.
A handful of institutes who had recently started physical practical sessions or scheduled a mixture of online and offline preliminary exams for his or her final-year batches have now called-off all physical sessions and are continuing lectures only online.
Despite no clear directions from the govt , some colleges had chosen to restart practical sessions for his or her final-year students.
“Our students were worried about not understanding important practical concepts online. So with the consent of their parents, we had started allowing 15-20 students to our laboratories every day for practical sessions,” said Hemlata Bagla, principal KC College, Churchgate.
She said that the school for now has planned practical classes in a way that students got to sit through four-five back-to-back lectures in order that they don’t need to come to the campus for a physical class anytime soon. However, the originally scheduled preliminary exams for his or her final-year students, starting on Wednesday, will now only be held within the online mode, added Bagla.