Inside JGU 2020 - Issue 8 (August)

JGU and Association of Indian Universities prepare ‘COVID-19 Response Tool Kit for India Higher Education Institutions

 

A report ‘COVID-19 Response Tool Kit for India Higher Education Institutions: Institutional Resilience for Academic Planning & Continuity’’ has been developed in collaboration between JGU and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to help build Institutional Resilience for Academic Planning and Continuity in Indian higher education institutions (HEIs) during COVID-19. The report was released by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, President of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development.

 

 This report was made possible thanks to the efforts of academic and research teams at the AIU and the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd) at JGU. The document can be used as a reference and checklist by universities, colleges and stand-alone institutions to enable a more effective and planned reopening and ensure that critical institutional aspects are addressed and necessary measures are considered to maintain academic continuity, subject to the government rules and regulations.

 

This document will also play a role in helping the regulatory bodies, accreditation units and government authorities to take policy decisions for maintaining academic continuity and to assess the corresponding support required. The Tool Kit is a 7-part document that comprises usage guidelines, analysis of the Indian higher education landscape, understanding of the challenges in continuity planning, academic continuity of classrooms, academic continuity of research, non-academic continuity and a proposed way forward.

Link to the “COVID-19 Response Tool Kit for India Higher Education Institutions: Institutional Resilience for Academic Planning & Continuity” Report:

https://bit.ly/HEI-COVID-19-Response-Toolkit