Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Message of Deans regarding academic activities in prevailing situation of Covid-19
I hope this email/message finds you in the best of your health and happiness.
HITEC University, under the guidelines of the HEC Islamabad, Federal Government and Government of the Punjab, continuing its efforts to impart on-line teaching of the courses offered in Spring 2020 Semester to minimize the loss of its students due to lock down.
I understand that some of our students are facing difficulties in receiving the contents or its understanding, still majority of them are following and understanding on-line lectures. I have asked the faculty members to make themselves available for any explanation or clarification of the contents at given timings to help the students understand the contents. We are also well aware that on-line teaching is absolutely different from class room teaching and ideal conditions for on-line teaching are also not available. Still we have to chose the best available option to save the precious time of the students and complete the semester before the start of Fall 2020. In this regard we require your full support, cooperation and willingness to continue the on-line academic activities as planned.
Keeping in view your suggestions and input, the University has decided to conduct the regular Theory/Practical classes when university will be opened. There will be 3 weeks teaching & conduct of experiments from June 01, 2020 to June 18, 2020 before Midterm Exam which will be conducted from June 22, 2020 to June 26, 2020. Then teaching & labs from June 29, 2020 to July 29, 2020. Final exam will be from August 10, 2020 to August 18, 2020. In theory classes focus would be on the selected topics which were difficult to grasp by the students. There shall be no quizzes and exams during the online teaching. All the left over experiments will be performed in the labs after opening of the University. No extra fee will be charged from the students.
Moreover, efforts will be made to offer courses in which students have F grade free of cost in addition to regular semester courses. Final year projects will also be completed before the start of Fall 2020 Semester.
We sincerely pray for Allah’s protection against all illness specially CORONAVIRUS to all our students and their families.
Prof Dr S. Kamran Afaq
Dean Engineering and Technology
Prof Dr Muhammad Ayub
Dean Basic Sciences
In pursuance of the decision of the Federal Government and Government of the Punjab, HITEC University will remain closed till 31 May 2020. The closure will be treated as Summer vacations.
However on-line teaching will continue as communicated earlier.
Teaching Activities during University Closure
All students of HITEC University are informed that their academic activities according to weekly time table will continue through electronic means (Email, Whatsapp, online portals etc.) from 21 March 2020.
In this context HOD’s of respective departments will communicate with the students on official Whatsapp group. You are advised to follow the instructions issued by the HODs/Course instructor.
Special Note: All students are directed to ensure their presence in respective Whatsapp group. In case of any problem, please contact the coordinator of your department.
(For latest updates, you are advised to monitor university website regularly.)
It is notified for the information of all employees and students that HITEC UNIVERSITY will remain closed for students from March 16, 2020 to April 5, 2020 in compliance with the decision of the Government of Punjab Scheduled Sessional Exams are postponed and new Exam Dates will be announced later.
During the suspention of academic activities, all faculty and non-faculty staff will attend the University as per normal working hours.
All students to vacate hostels by 1200 hours on March 14, 2020.
University will reopen on Monday April 6, 2020.