Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad (JNTU-H) will start class work for newly admitted students in the first-year engineering and pharmacy courses for the academic year 2020-21 from 1 December. Covid-19 pandemic, the classes will be held online.

To begin with, the colleges hold orientation classes (induction program) for about one week or ten days where students will become familiar with the college.  The introductory program will be followed by regular classes.

‘We start with online classes for first-year students from 1 December.  During a recent meeting, we asked principals of all affiliated colleges to prepare for the start of classes for new students and they responded positively.  “In light of the pandemic, there will be no physical classes before the state government allows the reopening of the colleges,” a senior official said.

Every year, the classes for UG engineering and pharmacy courses start from 1 August.  However, this year it is due to Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent exclusion in the State, the TS EAMCET and admissions were delayed.  To compensate for the loss of working days, the university plans to hold classes on Sundays, in addition to shortening the summer holidays.

The senior official made it clear that the curricula in the BTech and BPharmacy courses will not be reduced.

“Although there is a delay in the start of the new academic year for newly admitted students, the university will not reduce the curriculum in one of the courses.  These are professional courses and students must study everything that is prescribed in the curriculum.  We will even hold classes on Sundays and complete the syllabus accordingly.  At the end of the semester, practical classes are planned.  This time there will be no short or no summer vacation, ‘the official added.
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