Adapt and deliver
THE WEEK|August 30, 2020
Adapt and deliver
Colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are developing new strategies to deal with the Covid-19 situation
ABHINAV SINGH

Most colleges in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, like any other region of the country, have had to deal with an uncertain situation wherein education institutes had a long closure. Uncertainty persists for the colleges and currently the college authorities do not foresee any immediate clarity as to when they will open in the two states. Many have adopted to the new normal and have embarked on online classes and their admissions have also gone the online way.

One common aspect that emerged is that almost all of them have equipped their faculty with laptops and have started using conferencing platforms such as Google meet and Cisco Webex for their online sessions, which is proving to be productive for them. All of them expect early opening of their colleges so that vibrancy returns to their campuses and students enjoy the joys of physical classroom teaching.

Initially, many colleges in the state thought that the lockdown was a temporary phase that would end in one or two months. However, when the pandemic kept dragging on and there was a prolonged phase of the lockdown, many of them embarked on a new strategy to deal with the shut down of institutes. Some of them strengthened their existing online infrastructure and platfoZrms while a few of them adopted to the new normal with new online setups and platforms.

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August 30, 2020