My Dear Students,

This is in continuation of my earlier note put up on the college website.  

I hope everyone is doing well and is with their families, safe and healthy. As we’re aware, the corona situation is becoming increasingly serious and uncertain.  

I hope that you were diligent in following the Curfew. The lock-down imposed by the government, and similar measures taken globally, are a reminder that self-isolation or social distancing are the first steps towards stopping this virus from further propagation. It is important to know that every action of ours that is not aligned with these efforts will further increase the burden on the real heroes- the medical staff, police and everyone who working constantly to continue providing essential services. 

Recent cases across the world have shown that the virus does not discriminate based on age and a majority of the cases also include the younger generation. I therefore urge all of you to continue following the guidelines and stay inside. Be wary of the information shared through unreliable platforms, and make sure to fact-check using credible sources such as the Govt or WHO websites.

Current Situation

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs issued orders dated 24.03.2020 where they have declared a 21-day total lockdown, with effect from 25.03.2020.
  • The Government of Maharashtra issued notification for revised lockdown orders dated 25.03.2020 and specified total lockdown till 14.04.2020.
  • University of Mumbai REG/ICC/2019-20/31 issued notification dated 25.03.2020 ordering a lockdown of all colleges until 14.04.2020.

Examinations

Even though the college had planned to reschedule final examinations post March 31st, it now looks difficult to implementthe same. Looking at the current situation and the lockdown until April 14th, no examinations will be held until then. Even if the college reopens on April 15th, we will not be able to start the exams immediately.  We assure you that  the College will ensure that sufficient notice is given to everyone regarding the exam schedule.

I am aware that the students are anxious about their  exams.  However  to follow the guidelines issued by the government is important, so I urge you to first follow the social distancing rules during this period and await further communication from us on this matter. What is important in this moment is that you stay at home, stay safe and ensure others’ safety by doing so.

Time at home

Khalsa  College is lucky to have talented students like you. Use this time to be creative and innovative, to perhaps find a way to not only help yourself but also the larger community that we are a part of. In addition to academics, take this time to take care of yourselves. It is proven that exercise & meditation can help in reducing anxiety and improving mental health. Thus, in the uncertain times that we are living in, I would highly recommend doing yoga or any other form of exercise that can help you stay fit, both physically as well as mentally. 

Wishing you all good health and safety!

All the best,

Dr.Kiran Mangaonkar
Principal