As per the reports JNTUH took a step back on conducting of online classes for Engineering and Pharmacy students.
JNTUH has initially decided to give permissions for all the affiliated colleges before 15th July to conduct the online classes for students.University also decided to issue the orders.
JNTUH Rector Acharya Govardhan conducted a meeting with the officials regarding the online classes.Dissenting opinions were raised on the topic.Few officials said that if the university grant the orders to conduct the online classes for the colleges.
There will be chance of pressurizing the students by the college management to pay the tution fee for the new academic year.
Also, the lecturers will demand salary if the classes commence. If the parents complain to the government about the fees that will become another big deal to handle for the government.
Central Government has announced not to open the colleges before 31st July. While, the HRD Ministry has instructed the universities to offer the online classes for the students. Due to the conflicting decisions, the universities got confused about the online classes starting before 31st July.
To avoid the unnecessary confusion, the universities have dropped the decision of conducting the online classes before 31st July.
Unless until the clarity comes from the central government, the universities are unable to take decision on conducting the online classes.
JNTUH Rector has told that until the government issues the clear guidelines, the online classes will not be started.He also said that the university is under discussions on various issued concerning the academic fee collection and the salaries of the lecturers.
The Telangana government said it would come out with a clear policy by July 13 on the commencement of the academic year and also the conduct of online classes for students of government and private schools.
A division bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Hyderabad School Parents Association challenging the holding of online classes by private schools and also collection of term fees by them.
The government made the submission after the bench asked it to come out with a clear stand on whether it has framed any policy on imparting education online.
Autonomous Colleges got green signal to Conduct Online Classes
UGC has approved permission to autonomous colleges to conduct online classes. 30 autonomous colleges are presently working Under JNTUH. As there is no association with the varsity calendar, the autonomous colleges were given permission to conduct the online classes. The autonomous colleges started online classes from this Monday.
While, the JNTUH has strictly mentioned that students will not be permitted to attend the classes in colleges and also not going conduct the examinations.