The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on September 13 issued standard operating procedures (SOP) for skill training institutions and higher education institutions conducting courses in technical programmes requiring lab work to be permitted from September 21.In the SOP for conducting teaching activities in classroom, it mandated a distance of 6 ft between chairs and desks, and that classroom activities should be staggered with separate time slots.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare issues SOP for skill training institutions, higher education institutions conducting courses in technical programs requiring lab work, to be permitted from 21st September.
Seating arrangement to ensure a distance of 6 ft between chairs, desks pic.twitter.com/iWfyNbbIK0— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2020
According to the SOP released, academic scheduling should have a mix of regular classroom teaching, online teaching or assessments.
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"Teaching faculty to ensure that they and students wear masks throughout teaching activities," the SOP added.Sharing of laptops, notebook, stationary etc among students has also been disallowed.