Colleges at the University of Calcutta plan shifts, an even-odd formula for calling freshmen to campus – CampusVarta

Several colleges affiliated with the University of Calcutta have decided to allow freshmen to go to campuses from November 16 for offline courses, but they will have to follow an even-odd formula or take courses in different teams. These institutes believe that first-semester undergraduate students should have a sense of their campuses to begin their college life. But most of these institutes stressed that despite in-person classes, online classes will continue.

A day earlier on Tuesday, most of the city’s public universities – Jadavpur University, Calcutta University and Rabindra Bharati University – said they did not want to call freshmen immediately and would focused instead on older batches.

Bethune College is one of the CU institutes planning to call freshmen into the first phase. “We will be calling first semester students for physical lessons as they are eager to see the college building and experience the campus atmosphere,” said Bethune Principal Krishna Roy. The college will hold offline classes in two shifts, the first from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the second from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. While arts students will take the courses in the first semester and science students will come in the second slot. Postgraduate students will also take classes in two shifts three days a week. However, online classes will also continue as the institute plans to hold hybrid classes until November 26, after which a decision will be made depending on the situation.

Lady Brabourne College has decided to call UG first, third and fifth semester science students and PG first and third semester students on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arts students on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays . “Online and offline classes will continue alternately. Teachers will take classes on campus and students will take classes online or offline, depending on the schedule,” said Siuli Sarkar, Principal of Lady Brabourne College.

Asutosh College and New Alipore College will also call first semester students, but two days a week. While they will attend classes on Mondays and Thursdays, third semester students will attend on Tuesdays and Fridays and fifth semester students on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Practical classes will take place according to a new schedule. Director of Alipore’s new college, Jaydeep Sarangi, said, “Online and offline classes will run concurrently.”

Endranath College has divided classes into semesters. Freshmen will take physical classes on Fridays and Saturdays, fifth semester on Mondays and Tuesdays, and third semester on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Principal Indranil Kar said, “Students will enter campus through the main gate and exit through another gate to avoid crowding.”

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