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AdamasUniversityCares is the University’s umbrella programme for all initiatives undertaken by the University to support the government in fighting COVID-19 or to contribute to the fight against the pandemic.

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The COVID–19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world. In a way, the pandemic has united all of us, and we are doing what we can.

In the last week of March, 2020, the Honourable Chancellor of Adamas University, Prof. Samit Ray, transferred Rs. 10,00,000 (1 million) to the Chief Minister’s Emergency Relief Fund for use in COVID relief. He also offered the campus of Adamas University for use as a 1,000 bed-hospital, quarantine centre for COVID patients and for housing doctors and other health professionals. Adamas was the first university in the country to have made such an offer of despite being a non-medical university.

This bold and magnanimous initiative of the Honourable Chancellor was widely acclaimed not only in India, but also across the world. Tributes and letters of appreciation were received from all continents. Here are some of them.

In the last week of March, 2020, the Chancellor of Adamas University, Prof. Samit Ray, transferred Rs. 10,00,000 (1 million) to the CM’s Relief Fund, and offered the campus to be used as a quarantine centre with 1,000 beds along with quarters for doctors and health professionals. Adamas was the first university in the country to have made this offer for an isolation centre, in spite of being a non-medical university. The Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee accepted the offer. The District District Magistrate, the Health Department officials and the Block Development Officer made several visits to the campus to assess the suitability of the initiative.

As of today, the isolation centre houses more than 100 persons, who are at risk of COVID but have not tested positive.
Their food is also taken care of thrice a day by Adamas University. Two doctors and 12 healthcare professionals from the government are taking care of the residents and ensuring sanitisation of the premises. Those who test positive for COVID are being shifted to a designated hospital for further treatment.

As planned, after the quarantine usage of the campus (two non-academic blocks) came to an end, detailed WHO guidelines for three-layer sanitisation were followed to make the campus ready for regular use again.

In April 2020, the University digitally migrated to TCSion Learning Management System for all academic as well as non-academic operations. Staff gave a day’s salary in March to the CM Relief Fund for this cause. All academic staff members engaged in remote teaching, evaluation and mentorship of the students. Using all the tools at our disposal, such as Google Classroom and Zoom Connect the University has taken learning and teaching completely online.

The University has ensured that it has constant contact not only with students via online classes and discussion forums but also with parents so that they are kept apprised of students’ education.

AdamasUniversityCares | The Fight against Corona