Students of IIT- Delhi were asked by the management to vacate the institute’s campus by March 15, 2020, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Mumbai: IIT Delhi after cancelling the examinations and classes advised students to vacate the hostel premises. With the scheduled classes being suspended, the institute has put a hold on or cancelled various seminars and events that were to be held on the premises.
Though no cases were reported from the campus, this step was taken as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. This notice has exempted the international and PhD students on the campus, only if their research were at a crucial juncture. The PhD students will have to take prior approval from their supervisors to stay back on the campus.
In an email, Mukesh Chand, assistant registrar at the IIT-D, asked the students belonging from various courses like the MSc, MTech, BTech, and MBA to vacate the campus by the midnight of Sunday, i.e. March 15, 2020. This was also applicable for students residing in the Nalanda, IP apartments and other off-campus locations. In addition to this, the email also stated that the mess facilities would also not be available from March 16, 2020.
The staff workers have been put under vigilance to keep a regular check on anyone suffering from any of the symptoms relating to Coronavirus. Students are advised to take necessary measures while travelling. A notice on similar lines was initially passed by the Delhi government for temporarily closing down educational institutions.
Other institutes in Delhi have been closed too in the light of Coronavirus pandemic. An email from the registrar at JNU, Pramod Kumar, communicated the temporary suspension of classes, examinations, and presentations until March 31, 2020. JNU also has postponed the events that were scheduled during this period.
The Jamia Millia Islamia University has asked the teachers to provide study materials to the students and contact them through emails to pass on any essential information. Even though the lectures are postponed temporarily, the JMI university will continue to conduct the board examinations as per the schedule.
Experts believe that such measures will prevent the spread of Coronavirus and help authorities in controlling the situation which could otherwise go out of hand.