The institute had on Thursday announced suspension of classes and all events till March 31. (Photo Credit: File photo)
The Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi has directed students to leave hostels by Sunday in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “In view of the current COVID-19 epidemic, as a preventive measure decided by the competent authority, the students are required to leave the hostels positively by midnight of March 15, 2020.
IIT, Delhi: Students pursuing B. Tech, Dual Degree, M. Sc., DIIT, M. Tech., M. Des., and MBA degrees, as well as the first-year Ph.D. students, have been asked to leave the hostel by March 15, 2020 midnight and it is expected that they go straight to their home. https://t.co/DOdbNs7Fi9— ANI (@ANI) March 13, 2020
“There is no need to vacate the room though. Please fill the entry and exit register of the hostel concerned and the mess rebate form. This applies to students currently living in Nalanda and IP Apartments and in off-campus hostels in Katwaria Sarai and Jia Sarai also,” Dean of Student Affairs Rajesh Khanna said in an official communication.
The institute had on Thursday announced suspension of classes and all events till March 31. “PhD students may stay back if their research is in crucial stage. Foreign students who are staying within the campus may also stay,” Khanna said.