In some colleges of the University of Calcutta, the student’s jab certificate will be a pass | Calcutta News

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KOLKATA: Student vaccination certificates can be treated as entrance passes to a few colleges in the city when campuses reopen on November 16. These institutes required students to submit their vaccination certificates before taking their courses on campus.
Colleges affiliated with the University of Calcutta, such as Loreto, Maulana Azad, Asutosh, and Scottish Church, are some of the institutes that have taken this step for “security” purposes. Heads of departments have been tasked with circulating the message to their students.
Loreto College has formed a Covid Care Committee and a Covid Disinfection and Fumigation Committee to ensure that safety measures are maintained. Undergraduate students in the third and fifth semesters and those in MA and BEd will take classes on campus from November 16. “Electronic copies of Covid vaccination certificates from students arriving on campus will be received by the HoDs. The college is taking every precaution to ensure a safe environment and will review the terms 10 days later, ”said Director Christine Coutinho.
But New Alipore College won’t require students to present a vaccination certificate immediately, but once they start attending classes, authorities will collect their contact details and create a database. Director Jaydeep Sarangi said, “Once we have the details of their vaccination status, we can set up a vaccination camp for those who have not yet received their second dose or even the first. Even the leaders of the Ramakrishna Vidyamandira mission said they would help their students get their second doses. “Most of our students have received both doses of the vaccine, but some have not yet received their second. We will help the students who come to the campus to get their second dose, if needed, ”said Swami Mahaprajnanada, deputy director of the college.
When the higher education department issued a directive on reopening campuses, it did not mention anything about the vaccination of students. Some college authorities have decided not to immediately call freshmen on campus, as many of them – nearly 30% of them – may still be under 18 and may not be. still received their vaccines. “If we call these unvaccinated youths on campus, we will put them at risk. The government should have set the standard on this issue, ”said the director of a college in South Kolkata.
As in Loreto, heads of departments in the Scottish Church will collect electronic copies of UG’s third and fifth semester vaccination certificates which will go to university after November 16. At least one dose is essential to attend physical classes. “A vaccination camp has been organized. Students in the third and fifth semesters are expected to have at least one dose. Without it, no one will be allowed to attend classes on campus, ”said Deputy Director Supratim Das.
Asutosh College and Maulana Azad have made a similar decision. “All classes have their WhatsApp groups. There, students were told to show their vaccination certificates when they enter college, ”an official from Asutosh College said. Maulana Azad Principal Subhasis Dutta said: “Students must submit vaccination certificates and letters of consent from their parents before entering campuses.


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