Varanasi: The vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar on Saturday made an appeal in wake of COVID-19 threat.
Meanwhile, in view of the Janta Curfew all the gates of BHU except the Main Gate will remain closed on Sunday. The chief proctor of BHU Prof OP Rai made an appeal to all to cooperate in this fight against Corona virus.
The BHU administration has also granted permission to its teaching and non-teaching staff to work from home under preventive measures to achieve ‘social distancing’.
According to the BHU spokesperson Rajesh Singh, as per the guideline of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the faculty members/teachers/researchers/non-teaching staff would be permitted and advised to work from home till March 31.
They should utilize this period for various academic activities like development of on-line content, online teaching and on-line evaluation. They should prepare lesson plan and develop instructional material for the courses to be offered during the next academic year/semester. They should carry on research, write articles, papers, etc, prepare innovative questions for Question Bank, prepare innovative projects on ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ and other topics.
The period would be counted as being on duty for all faculty members/teachers/researchers/non-teaching staff including ad-hoc and contract teachers whose contracts are valid at least up to March 31.