With students attending classes online, the practical aspect of their courses has been affected adversely. For institutions, conducting online classes for the theory part was easy, but holding practical session was not an easy task.
To make students familiar with the practical aspect, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), Gwalior, started a condensed course for final-year students. “Realising the learning gap, we decided to start the condensed course for our students who were supposed to pass this year after the first wave subsided in January,” says Arvind Singh Sajwan, registrar, LNIPE. The Institute had to discontinue condensed course after the second wave of Covid-19 gripped the country in March-April.
Students were called in small batches to maintain social distancing on the campus. “As part of the course, students were taught practical aspect of their course in a comprehensive manner,” says Sajwan. Students’ inclination towards Physical Education courses in a post-pandemic world has not affected the registration in new academic sessions. “We used to get close to 4000-5000 applications for 100 undergraduate seats. Competition continues to be tough for admission to PG, PhD and other courses,” says Sajwan. This year, National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting an admission test for LNIPE on August 14.
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