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BHU reopens from 23 November: According to the latest update, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will reopen from 23 November – Monday, after a gap of about 8 months. Banaras Hindu University has planned to reopen in a phased manner. To confirm the development, the university has issued an official notification and also sent out a tweet from its official Twitter handle. The tweet reads “BHU is going to re-open from 23.11.2020 in a phased manner in terms of the UGC’s guidelines. In the 1st phase, final year students of PhD programmes of Science streams will be permitted to visit their respective departments/labs for research work. Core committees are being constituted for formation, implementation and monitoring of guidelines/SoPs. These committees will assess the situation periodically. Keeping in view the situation further re-opening of departments of other streams will be decided.”
Final year Ph.D. students allowed
As pe the latest updates, as part of reopening in a phased manner, the university will allow final-year PhD students to visit the campus. The university has issued a notification which says that during the first phase of reopening of BHU, final year students of Ph.D. programs of science streams will be allowed to visit their respective departments or labs for research work. The notice further states that keeping in view the situation, reopening of the other departments of the varsity would be decided in due course of time.
Implementation of Guidelines
To safely reopen the university for students and faculty and staff members, the university has formed core-committees for effective implementation of SOPs and COVID precautionary guidelines. According to the university’s notification, each faculty will form a core committee during the reopening of the university and to develop an SOP for its effective implementation and monitoring.
To reopen the university, BHU plans to strictly enforce all the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, UGC and the Ministry of Education in the campus. Core committees formed to monitor the phased reopening process will periodically assess the situation to suggest changes in guidelines and policy.