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IIT Delhi, JNU, Jamia suspend classes and shut down hostels due to Corona

Due to rapid spread of coronavirus, the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT-D) has asked all its “students to leave hostel rooms till March 31 with the exception of foreign students and PhD scholars. The rooms are to be vacated by Sunday night”

An email sent by IIT-D Assistant Registrar Mukesh Chand on Friday asked “students of B Tech, M Tech, MSc, MBA and other courses to leave the hostels by midnight of March 15”.

The email stated.“This also applies to students currently living in Nalanda, IP Apartments and off-campus. The email said “The students are required to lock their rooms properly before leaving the hostel and fill the entry/exit register of the hostel concerned and the mess rebate form”.

The Institute had announced the suspension of classes and examinations until March 31 on Thursday. Besides, IIT-D has also suspended all board events including inter-hostel events till March 31.

“All Night Canteens and Juice Centers in hostels will remain closed from 16.03.2020 to till further orders. Extra Vigilance be exercised on a daily basis on Mess Workers and cleaning staff that they should not suffer any symptoms of Corona Virus (Runny nose, Headache, Cough, Sore throat, Fever, General Feeling of

being unwell, Shortness of Breath),” the email added.

Students have also been advised to take necessary precautions while travelling and even otherwise.

Today, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) announced suspension of classes and examination till March 31.

JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar said in a statement “In view of the situation arising out of coronavirus (COVID-19), it is hereby notified that all lectures, class presentations and examinations at JNU are suspended until March 31 with immediate effect,” .

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) also suspended classes till March 31 and advised students to avoid large gatherings in the wake of the outbreak. The ongoing university exams, however, will continue as per the schedule.

University Registrar AP Siddiqui said in a statement “Teachers should make study material available to students, who need any assistance, online. Teachers should contact the students via email for reference of study material available online,” .

Jamia has also announced to shut down all schools run by it till March 31, but the board examinations will continue according to schedule.

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