As the situation in West Bengal is worsened by the cyclone Amphan along with the covid attack, the vice-chancellors of the state university suggest the government to extend the lockdown for students till June 30. The vice-chancellors came to a conclusion regarding this issue on Friday in a meeting.
Subiresh Bhattacharya, general secretary of the body and vice-chancellor of the North Bengal University reported to the press that all the academic activities will remain suspended till June 30. This opinion was offered by Upacharya Parishad, Bengal Vice-chancellors’ Council.
Some other major issues such as maintenance of academic calendar, how to host final exams, how to follow CBCS, and the mode of online classes were all discussed in that meeting.
Also, the Education Minister Partha Chatterjee reported to the press that the government has allowed the universities to decide on the reopening date. This will be under the considerations of the vice-chancellors meetings. He further stated that the university will decide on the date and method of conducting the final exams.
As per the order of the government, the schools will be remained closed till June 30. The government has let the university to decide on its academic schedule based on the discussion by Vice-chancellors. The committee consists of all representatives from 20 state universities in West Bengal.