BHU reopens its doors to doctoral students; Online courses continue for first-year batches

BHU has decided to resume physical classes except for the freshman batches of some departments. Some departments will reopen on February 21.

Banaras Hindu University reopening date

NEW DELHI: The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has decided to reopen the campus to doctoral students with immediate effect. All Institute of Medical Sciences courses will also be delivered in offline mode. However, the freshman batches of some departments will continue with online courses.

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The university has decided to resume physical classes with a few exceptions. The final year courses of the Faculty of Agriculture, Veterinary and Science, Management, Institute of the Environment and Sustainable Development will start in offline mode with immediate effect. But classes for other years will start in offline mode from Feb. 21, 2022, the BHU said.

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Departments that are exempt from taking offline courses are freshmen of the Institute of Science, Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Commerce, Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan and Women’s College.

The university clarified that first-year courses in these institutes and faculties will be conducted in online mode only.

“The decision on the conduct of courses and exams will be taken after review of the situation in due time. Allocation of hostels will be on the basis of double occupancy depending on availability,” the BHU informed the students.

On February 7, BHU had issued a notice informing students that classes would begin operating at 100% with immediate effect. The university has also opened admissions to its doctoral, masters and integrated doctoral programs. Applicants should submit the application online by February 15, 2022 on the official website of BHU,

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Separately, Delhi University has also decided to reopen DU colleges from February 17 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The decision taken at the Academic Council meeting is a relief for students who have been protesting for three days to demand the resumption of offline classes.

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