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Covid-19: IIT-Bombay scraps face-to-face lectures, goes online next sem

The decision, the first by any IIT, followed deliberations that went on till late night Wednesday

Covid-19: IIT-Bombay scraps face-to-face lectures, goes online next sem
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Other IITs are also likely to follow the suit. However, no final decision has been taken yet

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay will go completely online next semester and not call students for face to face lectures in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, its director said on Thursday.
The decision, the first by any IIT, followed deliberations that went on till late night Wednesday.
"After a long deliberation in the Senate, we have decided that the next semester will be run purely in the online mode so that there is no compromise on the safety and well being of the students. The Covid pandemic has made us rethink the way we impart education to our students, IIT-Bombay director Subhasis Chaudhuri

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First Published: Jun 25 2020 | 11:52 AM IST

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