APJ ABDUL KALAM TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYCET campus, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 016Ph: 0471 2598122; Fax: 2598522www.ktu.Qdu.in Email: email@example.comCIRCULARAs per the academic calendar of the University, the regular online classes was completedon 18.12.2020. However, University is in receipt Of:i. Representations from students (especially from States like Jammu and Kashmir)regarding poor/restricted net connectivityii. Representations from Institutions stating that practical classes could not beeffectively conducted using software modesiii. Representations stating that online classes are ineffective for manyquantitative/numerical oriented subjectsAfter deliberations, the Academic Council suggested to develop a system to permitstudents in the campus semester-wise for doing project/ practicals/discussions Of coretheory subjects etc. The lab and practical sessions are so arranged that there will be onlyone fourth Of students in all Institutions at a time. The Vice Chancellor Of theuniversity has endorsed the recommendations of the Academic Council of the Universityfor the commencement Of practicals/laboratory sessions with effect from 04.01.2021 andforward the recommendation to the Government for approval. By considering all suchrequests and UGC guidelines for re-opening the Universities and Colleges, permission isaccorded by the Government to re-open all colleges on 04.01.2021 with less than 50%strength on a rotational basis. Accordingly a revised schedule is prepared by theUniversity for the Various Semesters which is attached as Annexure 1.In accordance with the guidelines from LJGC and Other regulatory bodies, the Universityhas prepared a detailed SOP to be followed by all Institutions, which is attached asAnnexure 2.Dr. Bijukumar R* This is a computer system (Digital File) generated letter. Hence there is no need for a physicalsignature.