IIT Kanpur director introduced these measures to reduce stress among students due to the second wave of COVID-19
In a bid to reduce stress on students in wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has announced that there will be no termination from undergraduate academic programmes, and that graduating students can avail a waiver of 18 credits or two courses for any course type.
The measures undertaken by the institute have been tweeted by IIT Kanpur director Abhay Karandikar.
The graduating students @IITKanpur would be able to avail waiver for lab courses that were not offered in either of the semesters of the 2020-21 academic year and will not be offered in the Summer Term 2021. @EduMinOfIndia @MIB_India @PIB_India— Abhay Karandikar (@karandi65) May 3, 2021
The graduating students @IITKanpur may avail waiver of 18 credits (or 2 courses) for any course type. This waiver will be in addition to the waiver for lab courses. Further, there will be no Fail grade (for some cases, the instructor can de-register students). @DrRPNishank
— Abhay Karandikar (@karandi65) May 3, 2021
There would be no termination from the undergraduate academic programs at the end of 2020-21-II based on the academic performance.— Abhay Karandikar (@karandi65) May 3, 2021
I believe that the above measures approved by the Academic Senate @IITKanpur will greatly help alleviate the anxiety of the students.@PTI_News
The director added that while the last three weeks have been depressing, it was the need of the hour to come together to help one another. In view of the paralysing effect of COVID-19’s second wave, the Academic Senate of IIT Kanpur announced these measures to reduce the stress of students.
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