As COVID situation improves, IIT-G puts in place student recall plan
IIT Guwahati

Guwahati: With the COVID-19 situation in Assam improving gradually, IIT-Guwahati has embarked on a plan to open to full capacity, and towards that end, recalling students to its north Guwahati campus in a phase-wise manner.

As it is, Ph.D/Dual Degree students, including those undergoing course work, along with B.Tech/B.Design Final year (2018 batch) and earlier batches have started returning from February 19 onwards. The campus return process will continue till March 10, 2022.

The second phase has also started for M.A/M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Des/MS(R) Final year (2020 batch) and earlier batches to return to the campus from February 23 to March 10, 2022.

Besides, the third phase will allow M.A/M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Des/M.S(R) 1st year (2021 batch) to return between February 28, 2022 and March 10, 2022.

The return schedule for the fourth and final phase has been scheduled from March 14 to 20, 2022 for B.Tech/B.Des 3rd year and 2nd year (2019 batch and 2020 batch) and BTech/BDes 1st year (2021 batch).

Meanwhile, the institute has taken all measures to ensure adherence to all COVID-19 protocols.

IIT-G has put in place on-campus testing, isolation and vaccination facilities. The medical section of the institute follows the standard protocols for COVID-19 care and treatment.

“All returning students must be fully vaccinated and should produce their vaccination certificates upon arrival. If a student develops any symptom during the stay, he/she should inform the medical section, get tested, and undergo isolation as per the protocol,” a statement from the institute on Thursday said.

Besides, only the students eligible for registration for the current semester are permitted to return.

“The students must fill in their arrival details in the return portal and plan their travel to reach the campus as per the return schedule,” the statement said.

The institute has also decided to start offline classes and the academic affairs section of the institute will issue a separate notice in this regard.

It may be noted that IIT-G has developed methods to uphold academic excellence during digital learning.

“However, on-campus learning and interaction with peers seem essential for the students’ overall development and mental health,” it said.

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