Action Plan:

Seating arrangement

Class Teachers must ensure that:

  • Students are seated with adequate physical distancing, as per the seating markings indicated on the benches/chairs.

For Kerala & Maharashtra Students

  • Apart from all International students, all those arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra shall compulsorily produce a negative RT-PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours. This rule is subject to change, depending upon the updated guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Karnataka

  • The class teacher shall file these reports.

Orientation of Campus Culture

Class teacher/Coordinator/HOD to address each class and explain on the following:

  • Christ University Handbook

  • CIA pattern, weightage of marks etc.

  • How remaining of the semester will be

  • Inform about classes, practical sessions, library hours or mentoring

  • The process and email id to contact to be given for the same (It will be done only online)

  • Assessment Pattern

  • Academic Calendar Department

  • Concurrent classes schedule

  • Applying for Co Curricular/ Medical Leave/Scholarship

Rapport Building

  • Appreciate their commitment to online teaching and their decision to pursue on-campus instruction.

  • If this is to work, however, then we must all be committed to following certain measure that guarantee that all are safe.

Truth about the Pandemic

Keep students informed that though the pandemic curve in India has fallen sharply, we still need to be careful, as it is not over yet.

University's Safety Measures

Tell the students that the University is taking every possible precaution to prevent the spread of COVID. This includes

  • Daily sweeping and wet mopping of all room floors with a disinfectant soap solution.

  • Twice daily - sanitizing of all classrooms, lifts and washrooms

  • Twice Daily - sanitizing of all high touch surfaces

  • Daily cleaning of the transporting vehicles and spraying of its interior with disinfectants

  • Weekly disinfecting of all faculty cabins, meeting rooms, offices, canteens

  • Twice daily- fumigation of campus outdoors

  • Monthly fumigation of interior of all buildings of the University

Come only if you are healthy

  • Avoid coming to campus if feeling unwell or if contacted someone with COVID-like symptoms.

  • Students to also report if any classmate is feeling unwell, has come in contact with COVID-19 patient or has similar symptoms.

Reporting of cases

Students to report to the class teacher or respective Counsellor, via telephone or email, if any of their classmates are sick or if they themselves have been in contact with a COVID-19 suspect/positive case.

Symptom check

Look out for the following symptoms:

  • Fever, dry cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell

  • Aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes.

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement

COVID 19 Guidelines

Following guidelines to be maintained:

  • Physical distancing ( at least 6 ft)

  • Face Masks: Use of face covers/masks at all times. They must be worn properly to cover both nose and mouth. Touching the front portion of mask/face covers to be avoided. Advise students on washing their reusable masks daily (soap and water, sun-dry if possible)

  • Respiratory hygiene - Strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/ handkerchief/ flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues properly

  • Hand hygiene -Washing with soap for at least 40-60 seconds even when hands are not visibly dirty and/or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers for at least 20 seconds. Encourage students to carry their own sanitizers (to use while travel, etc.)

  • Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to the class teacher/counsellor via email/ phone


Classroom windows and doors to be kept open to the maximum extent possible

Sharing Belongings

Sharing of laptops /stationery / food/ water not to be allowed.

Counsellors & Health Centre

Teachers to provide their name and extension number and assure the student that they can safely reach out if facing any challenges including:

  • Panic attacks

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Other mental health disorders

  • Family health/financial issues

  • Problems with adjusting to new friends

  • Isolation within the class

  • Other Health issues

  • Needing First Aid

Home after Class

  • Encourage all to go straight home after class.

  • Please follow guidelines of no gathering/ loitering in groups in hallways, stairways, near lifts or in the parking lots.

After Reporting?

If any case/ suspected case is reported follow the steps:

  • Evacuate the room immediately with calm

  • Ask the student to seek medical attention, follow COVID-19 quarantine protocol

  • Ask the student to apply for leave online

  • Head of Security (extension 9716) to be informed immediately by the class teacher, as the room will need to be fumigated and sealed.

  • Classmates of the student COVID case/suspect who are primary contacts, need to be identified and instructed to follow quarantine protocol as prescribed by the Government

  • Instruct primary contacts, if any, to apply for leave online

  • Instruct Contacts to attend online classes.

  • Parents of these students to be informed by class teacher via telephone and email for reference

  • Update the Counsellor via telephone and a follow-up email for reference

  • Protocol management team (PMT) to be informed (Annexure A)

  • Use alternate classroom to until said classroom is unsealed by security staff

Early to the Class

  • Encourage student to come early (about half an hour)

  • Inform the students that there may be a delay with security check at the gate due to temp checking, etc; so it is best to come early to factor in these delays

University Standards

  • Discuss campus culture, grooming standards, general discipline, dress code

  • Re-iterate the University dress code and department code as well

  • Please discuss expected conduct in the classroom and outside, including following a queuing system at the cafeteria outlets and outside lifts

  • Appropriate dress - what is allowed and what is not

  • Grooming culture - what is allowed and what is not

Student ID card

  • Location: Central Block, 1st Floor, Room 101

  • Class teacher/department to coordinate between students and Mr Nandu (ext. 9495)