The Governing Body of Consortium of National Law Universities met recently to consider when to open National Law Universities (NLUs).
After deliberations, they decided that physical classes should commence only after universal vaccination of students, faculty, and staff is completed. The residential facilities may be opened on a case by case basis after February 2021 keeping in mind local conditions.
The reason mentioned was three-pronged.
- At these Universities, there are students arriving from all parts of the country.
- These Universities are compact, usually having small campuses and hostels. Thus, physical distancing would be difficult to follow.
- They are residential Universities and hence apart from the conduct of classes, the Universities will need to maintain separate dining and toilet facilities. In such a scenario, medical protocols would be difficult to follow.
The Consortium may review the decision at the end of February and take the next steps based on the prevailing conditions.
You can find the press release below.