Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) announced on Friday that all of its constituent colleges have taken all safety measures to reopen the colleges on December 2, 2020 for the PG research scholars, so that they can utilize the lab and research facilities to complete their research works that have been affected by the lockdown induced by COVID-19.
The Tamil Nadu Government had recently issued an order that permits college/universities to re-open on 2.12.2020 for PG research scholars in line with UGC norms.
TNAU has welcomed this announcement because, the majority of the students wish to resume the research work for completing thesis and encash employment opportunities and academic furtherance.
“With this background, all constituent colleges in TNAU on war footing have taken all necessary steps to ensure that PG scholars will have safe and secure environment in this new normal world by adopting the guidelines and standard operating procedures,” J. S. Kennedy, Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore said through an official statement.
The University mentioned that it provided uninterrupted education to its masters and doctoral students through timely implementation of remote teaching program as early from April 2020.
While the university made sure that the students’ course work in addition to thesis writing is not affected, several other research scholars could not complete the thesis work owing to pending lab/field work. Now the Agri colleges in Tamil Nadu are all set to aid its PG research students.