JU VC reiterates the University's resolve for meeting Academic and Administrative timelines
Committees asked to submit micro level framework-COVID 19
May 12, 2020
JAMMU: Continuing with the pledge of ensuring smooth functioning of the University of Jammu in the current difficult time, in the wake of Covid-19, so as to ensure no academic loss to the students, Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu held detailed discussions with Senior Academicians and other Officials of the University to chalk out micro level strategies besides devising a comprehensive 'Road Map' to put academics, examinations and research back on track,in the light of UGC guidelines and the various directives received from time to time from the government regarding safety and health of all stakeholders.
Prof. Dhar reiterated the University's resolve to make best possible efforts in making the University fully functional in the areas particularly conduct of online classes, courses completion, examination schedule, admission schedule for the next session and other day to day administrative activities, etc. and further underlined the need for negotiating a new way of life in the post COVID-19 situation.
It was decided that the Current lockdown period would be treated as the Summer Break.
Scholars,Students, and other Stake holders are encouraged to use the helpline numbers already available on the University website, besides using other digital platforms like whatsapp and emails etc., for putting up any grievances or other issues.
In order to keep pace with the research related activities, the Vice Chancellor directed Dean Research Studies and the Controller of Examinations to formulate an elaborate work plan, in consonance with the Social distancing norms and identify those M. Phil/Ph.D. Scholars whose reports have already been received by the University without any shortcomings, so that their Viva-voce can be conduced throughSkype/WebEx based/any other platform as per the UGC guidelines.
It was decided that up to 30th May,2020 University shall make every effort to put in place the required mechanism as well as the essentially required infrastructure, safety equipment, gadgets etc. for smooth implementation of the revised Academic Calendar in conformity with the UGC and COVID-19 related safety guidelines notified by the Govt. from time to time.
The University shall further undertake preparation of Research Calendar, extensive sanitization of the hostels, scholars reading rooms in the Central Library, Laboratories in different Departments.
All Examinations shall stand suspended till further orders and the University shall notify well in advance the date sheets for conducting Examinations. For undergraduate examinations decisions will be taken in consultation with the Principals of the affiliated colleges.
The Directorate of Distance Education shall follow the same schedules as would be prescribed for other Departments of the University.
While the new academic session is being envisaged to start in September 2020 as per the UGC guidelines, the University shall try its best to put in place the required mechanism for allowing students to have face to face interaction with the respective faculty members during the period ending June, 2020 to mid July 2020 in strict compliance to the social distancing norms.
As already notified, Hostels shall remain closed and no Students/Boarders/Outsiders shall be allowed to enter the University Campus till it is opened for the resumption of regular class work.
Common facilities like Guest house, Cafeteria, Canteens, Central and Departmental Libraries, GZSA, etc. shall also continue to remain closed till further orders.