Punjab University Announces Phase-wise Reopening Schedule & COVID-19 SOPs

Punjab University has decided to resume on-campus educational activities for the academic year 2020-21 in three phases starting from 15 September.

The institute will reopen under strict COVID-19 SOPs devised collectively by the provincial government and the Higher Education Commission (HEC).


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According to Punjab University’s spokesman, Khuram Shahzad, online classes will continue in parallel with the traditional mode of teaching until further orders.

However, students who opt for on-campus classes will be granted a 50% fee waiver.

Here is the detailed schedule for all three phases.

Phase 1

The first phase will start from 15 September and continue till 25 October.

On 15 September, faculty members and research staff will start working from the university.

The same day, Ph.D. and M.Phil. students will also resume their research and lab work. The hostels for Ph.D. and M.Phil. students will reopen on 23 September.

Traditional annual examinations of M.A/MSc. Part-II and LLB (3 years and 5 years program) will commence from 26 September and that of Pharmacy and Geology will start from 1 October.

The admission process of MS, M.Phil. and Ph.D. will start on 1 October. The admission process for BS, M.A/MSc. has already been initiated from 10 September.

Meanwhile, online classes of all semesters of all disciplines BS and M.A./MSc. will continue till 30 October.


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Phase 2

The second phase will start from 2 November and will continue till 15 December.

On-campus classes of BA (Hons.)/BS (Hons.) 3rd and 7th semesters and M.A/MSc. 3rd semester will resume during the second phase.

These students will also have the option to continue receiving education through online mode.

Meanwhile, the hostels of the above-mentioned students will reopen from 2 November and 15 December.

On 15 December, these students will have to vacate hostels for a single day to accommodate the students coming back to hostels in phase three.

Phase 3

The last phase will begin on 16 December.

On-campus classes of BA (Hons.)/ BS (Hons.) 1st and 5th semesters and MA/MSc. Part-I 1st semester will start in this phase.

These students will also have the option to continue receiving education through online mode.

The hostels of the above-mentioned students will reopen on 16 December as well.


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COVID-19 SOPs

Punjab University has devised Coronavirus SOPs in collaboration with the HEC and the provincial government to prevent the resurgence of Coronavirus on its campus.

Here are some of the SOPs:

  • Students and teachers must wear face masks and observe social distancing on the campus
  • Online classes will continue simultaneously with on-campus classes. Those who opt for on-campus classes will get a 50% fee waiver.
  • Students who once start residing in hostels will not be allowed to leave the campus for the rest of the semester. They will also be required to submit an undertaking from their parents to adhere to the SOPs.
  • Cafes and canteens in the university will be opened for takeaways only while kiosks in the vicinity of hostels will remain closed.
  • Dining halls in the hostels will also remain closed and students will be required to eat their meals inside their rooms.
  • University’s transport will operate at 30% of its total capacity.
  • No function of any kind will be allowed on the campus.
  • Dedicated Coronavirus isolation wards will be set up on the campus where experts of the provincial health department will remain on standby to deal with any suspected Coronavirus case.
  • Punjab University’s Web TV and FM Radio will disseminate all the latest news regarding the Coronavirus situation on campus.


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