Gurugram: The higher education department here invited suggestions from the colleges on online and offline lectures in the new academic session on Sunday. Colleges can send inputs by Wednesday while a final call on the matter will be taken by August 15.
Hemant Verma, the deputy director of higher education department, has sought suggestions in a written directive shared with the principals of various colleges. The online lectures would be initiated after the admission and physical classes post the pandemic.
The decision to seek suggestions came a day after the department asking teaching and non-teaching employees to report back to colleges from Tuesday. Colleges have been advised to conduct 70 per cent of lectures online while the rest can be completed physically once normalcy returns.
Principal of the Dronacharya Government College, Pooja Khullar said that the staff would be reporting back to work from Tuesday prior to the initiation of admissions and the upcoming academic session. “The college has been sanitised once again ahead of the reopening of colleges for all staff. We expect guidelines regarding the online admission process by this week. Work is already being carried out in full swing as we prepare for admissions,” Khullar said.
Principal of Government College in Sector 9, Satyamanyu Yadav, has written to the district administration asking them to hand over the college. The government college was taken by the administration for quarantine facility. “We have informed the admin that colleges need to open from Tuesday in line with the directions from the department of higher education. Accordingly, they should either handover the college premises after sanitisation or make an alternative site available to us,” Yadav said.