Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to fully start physical classes from January onwards. The institution will follow all COVID-19-realted precautions.
“By November, we will have the first-year students attending in-person classes, and by January 2022, we are expecting to go back to the normal mode of teaching, of course following all the precautions,” IIT Delhi Director V Rampgopal Rao said at a press conference recently.
Speaking in this context, Shantanu Roy, Dean Academics, IIT Delhi, said “Over a period of time, if things remain well, we expect the DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Authority) order to offer further relaxations.”
“We will then start moving to actual classrooms. Not all courses will go offline immediately. Core courses in different disciplines will go offline first and the elective courses will be continued online,” he said.
The decision to conduct examination offline will be taken in due course of time. However, the classes will be conducted with 50 percent strength. “The modalities of the mapping of classrooms, number of students in a course, and the courses that will be prioritised will be done as per an elaborate plan that we have worked out. However, classes will begin online to begin with,” he added.