The University of Lucknow has asked students to submit vaccination status while downloading admit cards for entrance exams as the university has done away with merit-based admissions this year and will admit all students based on their performance in the entrance tests.
“The vaccination status of the aspirants will help us create a suitable seating plan for entrances while minimising the risk of Covid spread. Those who are not yet vaccinated will be asked to get a negative RT-PCR report at the exam centres,” said Pankaj Mathur, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, who is also the coordinator of admission team 2021-22 at the varsity.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) notification states that offline classes are likely to resume by September 1. If students are not vaccinated till that time then the university will get them vaccinated. We have put up a vaccination fund of Rs 15 lakh for students who will not be able to get the vaccination because of unavailability or unaffordability,” he added.
He expects that at least 50 per cent of the students joining the university will not be able to get the second vaccination shot if the classes resume in October, hence the vaccination budget will allow the students to be on campus without the covid scare.
Source: India Express.com