After IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras Scraps Classroom Study for the Entire Year

Durgesh Rai Durgesh Rai
Content Curator

Indian Institute of Technology,  IIT Bombay recently announced that they will not be conducting physical classes for the entire semester in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the footsteps of IIT Bombay, IIT Madras along with IIT Delhi have also decided to suspend all physical lectures and to offer all their programs via online mode.

This year most of the IIT’s have decided not to conduct face to face examination in the wake of the pandemic. Moreover, IIT Delhi has decided not to open its campus before December this year. 

"We do not have a choice this year. We will follow the sub committee’s report, which recommends online mode to conduct classes for the upcoming semester, said Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi.

Recently IIT Kharagpur also asked the students to vacate the campus hostel. Almost 400 students are stuck in the campus hostels and are asked to vacate them by June 20 only to come back in September.

Furthermore, In the wake of the pandemic, a report was prepared by the subcommittee of six IIT’s and was submitted to the standing committee of IIT council in the month of June. 

The report suggested that it should be as per the schedule of JEE Main and the interviews must be conducted online to start the new programme in December 2020- January 2021.

The report also suggested a reduction in the duration of PG programmes in all IITs. The situation will be reviewed in the month of October. Students are asked to follow the official website of IITs for the latest updates.