The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to reopen its campus for students in a phased manner starting from Monday (September 6).
All the final year PhD research scholars, including 9B students (both hostellers and day-scholars) who are required to submit their PhD thesis on/before 31.12.2021, are allowed to enter into the campus, an official statement said.
“All PwD (Persons with Disabilities) students of the PhD program are allowed to enter into the campus. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Central Library will be sanitized and seating arrangements of reading halls with 50% capacity is made before opening of the library. The teaching/learning will continue to be in online mode,” JNU circular issued on Saturday read.
- Upon arrival on the campus, every student must fill-up and submit self-declaration form and adhere to the strict compliance of SOPs as per aforesaid DDMA order dated 30.08.2021.
- Every student will produce a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report done within 72 hours.
- For the implementation of re-opening of the university and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Central Library, Standard Operation Procedure (SOP)/ precautionary measure, as notified by DDMA, will be adopted in addition to compliance of the measures/guidelines issued by Government from time to time.
- Students, teachers and employees living in the containment zone are not allowed to come to the university campus.
- Regular cleaning and sanitization of common areas and high touch surfaces will be ensured by the Estate Branch/IHA/Schools/Centres.
- On campus, counseling/ guidance of students and campus community will be conducted to give emotional/trauma support for their readiness with new normal of stringent physical distancing, face mask and hygiene guidelines.
- Any student suffering from any critical illness/ co-morbidity is advised not to visit the campus and continue to take the teaching/learning classes in online mode.
- COVID-19 is reported to have including fever or chills, cough aches, headache, loss of taste or smell diarrhea. Anyone having any such symptoms is advised to isolate him/her and report to the health centre.