Colleges affiliated to Ranchi University (RU) have already devised plans for conducting the undergraduate classes online. For example, Marwari College will use various e-platforms, including WhatsApp, for conducting classes from November 9. “The university has provided laptops to many departments for this purpose,” RU’s public relation officer P K Jha said.
Sangeeta Laha, the dean at National University for Study and Research in Law, said they have started online classes for the new batch of students from Tuesday. “We are already conducting online classes for the existing batch of students from August and we have decided to continue with the same for the new batch,” she added.
Barring Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University, no other institute in the state has started conducting offline classes in a full-fledged way. Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University (DSPMU) has gone for a combination of online and offline teaching. DSPMU vice chancellor Dr S N Munda said, “Some of the faculty members who are aged and on verge of retirement are not tech-savvy and so we decided to go for both online and offline classes for some departments.”
Central University of Jharkhand’s dean (academics) Manoj Kumar said they are preparing for offline classes in case the state directs them to do so. Till that happens, they will continue with e-classes. “We are making preparations for online lessons from November 17 for the new batch of students,” Kumar said.