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JNU Campus to reopen from 6 September onwards in a phased manner

Who is allowed to visit the JNU Campus?

The education sector has completely shifted from offline to online mode in past one and a half years. Since the Covid situation is under control, Delhi based colleges are reopening after a long time. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is one of them. The University said on Saturday that its campus will reopen in phases starting from 6 September onwards. According to the official statement, in the first phase, doctoral researchers who must submit their doctoral dissertations on or before December 31, including 9B students, will be allowed to visit the university.

Teaching and learning activities will continue to take place online. All schools and the central library will remain closed except for Dr. BR Ambedkar’s central library. Dr. BR Ambedkar’s central library will be sanitized before reopening and will be seated at 50% of the reading room capacity.

Who isn’t?

Students, teachers, and employees living in the containment zones are not allowed to enter the university campus. Psychological counseling sessions will be held on campus for students. Campus communities to prepare them for the new normal of strict physical health and provide psychological trauma support. 

The university stated that students must submit not older than 72 hours of negative COVID19 RTPCR test reports. Also, they will sign a self-declaration form upon arrival on campus. Students, faculty and staff who live in the asylum area cannot visit the university. The university stated that students, teachers, staff and guests are not allowed to enter the university campus without wearing masks. Above all, the Delhi government allows educational institutions to reopen to students of grade 9 and above and strictly abide by the COVID19 protocol. 

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Although JNU has decided to reopen the campus in phases; the University of Delhi has not yet received a call regarding this matter. An official told PTI that the DU campus may reopen next week, but an announcement is expected. It was stated that educational institutions can be reopened at 50% capacity.

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Suhani Ahluwalia
Suhani Ahluwalia is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication from Management education and Research Institute ( MERI) affiliated to Indraprastha University( I.P. University). Her areas of Interest are Content Writing and anchoring. She loves to read, write, and create short stories of her own.

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