No classes and exams from May 1 to 16
Due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has announced an interim semester break for first-year undergraduate students from May 1 to 16. No classes or exams will be held during the period. Teachers have been instructed to discuss topics already covered and test patterns from May 17 to 23.
IIT Kharagpur director Virendra K. Tewari said that many students are stressed and unable to concentrate on online lectures, tests and assignments. He added that the current pandemic situation, which led to many of their family members testing positive for the virus, has impacted their learning abilities. The interim break has been given to provide some relief and time to consolidate things, till the medical situation is stable.
On April 28, the pandemic situation was discussed in a meeting with heads and deans, and there was a general consensus on giving a break to first-year students. The issue was further discussed in detail with the concerned heads, first-year teachers and student representatives on April 29.
The spring semester started on March 30, and for first-year students, it will end in the first week of July instead of the last week of June. The institute is also preparing a modified academic calendar to publish on its official website soon.
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