CMRU Continuity Plan 2020-21

CMRU Policy

CMR University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off-campus. We have planned for several reopening stages to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of our teaching and research mission. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed of additional measures. CMRU is Clear, Communicative and Empathetic with all the stakeholders including students and staff training on what to do with the COVID -19 crisis. The Corona Virus –COVID -19 has caused ripple effects and significant disruptions to people worldwide. It is important to remember that these global health crises often breed uncertainty and fear and CMR University is geared to mitigate the challenges.

CMRU Principle

Our plan for a phased reopening of on-campus activities will be guided by two core principles:

1. Health and safety: We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and our surrounding community in every decision we make.

2. Education and research: We are committed to ensuring that the teaching, learning, and research of our students and faculty will continue at the highest levels of excellence. Every decision we make must be in service to this mission.

CMRU Response

During the very first phase of the pandemic, CMRU has acted very swiftly and our foremost priority was securing the hygiene and safety of the campus. Faculty and staff were briefed in detail about the safety protocols and measures had been put in place to contain the spread of the virus. However, as all cases are associated with travel or close contact with a known case, we at CMRU have taken adequate steps to ensure the safety of students and staff. We periodically update the guidance to all concerned. We have acted promptly on the pandemic and Faculty members and staff are NOT permitted to travel to other countries until the situation is well under control. Students are advised to strictly avoid public/social gatherings. Students are also advised to avoid travel to other countries and also to the places in India where the cases are reported. Masks are compulsory for entering the campus. Anyone with symptoms of flu and cough is not allowed into the campuses.

Academic Deliverances

Google classes were initiated from the 1st Week of April to ensure seamless flow of the academic sessions and all students were active participants in the virtual learning mode. Parents and students feedback was positive and the effort of the university has won accolades on following very effective scheduling of classes resulting in the completion of the syllabus on time and conduct of Assessments.

CMRU’s Virtual Class Room Plans for the freshers 2020

In case of any eventualities in future, with our experience, the entire CMR fraternity is well equipped for a customized approach for fostering the confidence of the new batch of students and inspiring them to achieve their full potential.

We are fully equipped in our virtual classrooms for the interactions to take place through video conferencing using Google classroom platform and the faculty and the students will work together simultaneously. Our teachers will use tools to present learning content in different formats, as well as to implement collaborative and individual activities.

Our teachers will play a particularly important role as the moderators who guide the learning process and support group activities and discussions. Our virtual classrooms will be enabled to take instant feedback, direct teacher-student interaction, and engaging activities to increase motivation and active participation. All these activities will be briefed to the parents from time to time and feedback be taken for improvement.

Our team of faculty is trained for high interactivity, collaborative learning, student-centered instruction, variety of content presentation and learning activities. On top of this the positive and constructive feedback of the parents will give us the opportunity to achieve the expected outcome.

Academic Schedule

I Semester (September 2020 to January 2021)

1st September 2020 – Commencement of I Semester

5th October 2020 – Commencement of Internal Assessment Test 1 (IAT 1)

17th November 2020 – Commencement of Internal Assessment Test 2 (IAT 2)

26th December 2020 – Closure of I Semester

4th January 2021 – Commencement of Semester

End Examination (SEE) End of SEE to 11th February 2021 – Semester Break

II Semester (February 2021 to June 2021)

12th 2021 February 2021- Commencement of II Semester

15th March 2021 – Commencement of Internal Assessment Test 1(IAT 1)

26th April 2021 – Commencement of Internal Assessment Test 2 (IAT 2)

28th May 2021 – Closure of II Semester

4th June 2021 – Commencement of Semester

End Examination (SEE) End of SEE to 11th July 2021 – Semester Break

Continuity Plan for the Academic year 20-21

A robust Continuity plan has been put in place for the Academic year 20-21. The academics will be a hybrid of online and offline classes as the situation warrants it in the future. On your admission, a faculty will be coordinating with you to support you through pre and post commencement of the program. You will be assisted by the respective faculty coordinator for all your academic and related queries. You will be given Login Id and password to access the repository in our LMS for the e-resources.

The LMS’s Discussion / Chat Forum will help you to interact virtually with your faculty Coordinator / Course Faculty and your peers. The detailed Calendar for the Academic Year 2020 – 2021 will be available on the University website.

Administrative measures

For the students, CMR has put in place a cell for handling grievances related to examinations and other academic-related issues arising out of this pandemic. A task force has been constituted to deal with situations and monitor concerns, queries, of the students to redress them suitably. Highest priority is given to the health of the students while dealing with the guidelines being issued from time to time.

Counseling and Support Sessions

The online counseling and support services offered by the university is a true testimony of our positive approach in dealing with the critical times of the pandemic. The services are available for the students, parents and the alumni throughout the academic year.

Email ID:

Mob: 9380129738 / 8746882471

On-Campus arrangements

The visitors and students undergo thermal temperature checking at the gates of the campus and hand sanitizers are available for frequent usage. Social distancing measures are practiced on the campus by the faculty and the staff and the same will be applicable to students.

Anyone from the containment zones are not be permitted to attend the campus and virtual classes are made available for compensating the absence. Classes are planned to allow for proper social distancing. Guest Lecture courses will remain online.

Furniture in the libraries, dining areas, and other places are placed farther apart. Facilities will undergo more frequent disinfection.

The library has the arrangement of contactless pick-up and drop of books until the pandemic is receded.

While we do not yet have all the answers regarding what the future holds, we want you to know that CMRU remains committed to providing the best education possible and communicating plans with you as decisions are made.

Daily follow up meetings are in place under the chairmanship of the nodal officers of the campus for better administrative control and remedial measures as required.

In case of any further support, the students/parents can contact the respective faculty coordinator, Program Coordinator, Head of Departments as per contact details provided.

Advisory to Students

Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub whenever the need arises.

Avoid frequent touching of the face, eyes, nose and mouth without washing hands Follow social distancing by keeping at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from sick persons/person with fever or cough.

Avoid mass gathering in the campus

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory etiquette [covering the mouth while sneezing or coughing]

Throw used tissues into closed bins provided in the classrooms and in the campus immediately after use

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention.

Follow the advice given by the healthcare provider and the public health authority on how to protect yourself and others from COVID19.

If you have returned from any place that is currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID– 19,

If asymptomatic – Please inform the concerned authorities and quarantine yourself in your room / house and limit your contact with others for a period of two weeks.

You need to avoid going out into the public spaces such as restaurants, supermarkets, workplaces, and any other public places that you will come into contact with people. Additionally, avoid receiving visitors into your home or local accommodation.

If you develop fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report to the health authorities and inform the Faculty coordinator.

The following measures ARE NOT effective against COVID-2019 and can be harmful:

  • Wearing multiple masks
  • Taking self-medication such as antibiotics


CMRU Covid-19 task force will continue developing customized plans and recommendations to gradually and safely continue campus activities based on the directions form the UGC and the MHA.