COVID-19: IIT Kanpur will not terminate studies of students

IIT Kanpur will not award fail-grades and will allow graduating students a waiver of 18 credits. These measures are to reduce stress among students.

COVID-19: IIT Kanpur will not terminate studies of students Coronavirus: IIT Kanpur has relaxed its evaluation policy to reduce stress on students
Team Careers360 | May 4, 2021 - 10:40 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will not terminate the studies of students of undergraduate programmes based on academic performance. The decision was taken and approved by the academic senate, said Abhay Karandikar, director, IIT Kanpur in a social media post.

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Also, the graduating students can avail a waiver of 18 credits or two courses. Karandikar further said that the waiver will be in addition to the waiver for the lab courses.

Lab courses that were not offered in the semesters of the 2020-21 academic year will also not be offered in the summer term of 2021.

Further, there will be no fail grade but in extreme cases, an instructor can de-register students.

Stating that the second wave of COVID-19 has paralysed the country, the director of IIT Kanpur tweeted that the senate has taken extraordinary measures to reduce the stress of its students.

The measures, the IIT Kanpur director said in the post, “has been taken to alleviate the anxiety of the students.”

IIT Delhi too after conducting a survey had relaxed its evaluation policy and IIT Kharagpur has declared an interim semester break for first-year students.

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