On Thursday, 32 students of Habibullah Boys Hostel, 10 students of Mahmudabad Boys Hostel and eight students of Lal Bahadur Shastri Boys Hostel shared their Covid-19 positive report with TOI on Thursday.
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An MSc student living in Nivedita Girls Hostel also tested positive. He later left the hostel with his guardian. The rest of the students have also been tested and are awaiting reports. Following the outbreak on campus, the Lucknow University Associated College Teachers Association has also threatened to boycott the exams in the wake of the lawsuit.
LU spokesperson Durgesh Srivastava said, “The university has postponed the exams. It will reschedule all exams between 15 and 31 January. The next exam schedule will be announced soon. ”
Earlier, two students from Mahmudabad and one from Habibullah Hostel tested positive, after which health officials from the CMO’s office tested the RT-PCR of all the detainees.
Although several students have left the hostel, those who had an examination schedule are lagging behind.
“There are 149 students in my hostel and only 40 first year students are left as their exams are scheduled for next month but we do not have this luxury,” said Ayush Pathak, a BSc student living in Habibullah Hostel.
“I gave a practical test of my zoology today where it was impossible to follow social distances because 32 students in the same hall were using the same equipment,” the reader said.
“This situation could have been avoided by postponing the exams,” said another student, Aryan Mishra.
Students allege that the university administration was behind the increase in Kovid-19 cases on campus.
LU Chief Provost Nalini Pandey said, “We will quarantine all infected students at the hostel. They will be given disposable food and those who want to go home will be allowed to go if their parents come to pick them up and their condition is not serious. ”
“We cannot take the risk of allowing students from Uttarakhand or remote places to travel in such situations. They are not just students, they are our children and we will take proper care of them, ”he said.
Earlier, the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) announced the postponement of the exam after a Covid case was reported on campus.
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