AMU Asks Students to Vacate Hostels as One More Professor Dies

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Aligarh Muslim University.

At present, the teaching is being conducted in online mode at the university while the scheduled examinations too will be held in online mode

Team Clarion

ALIGARH — The Aligarh Muslim University, reeling under Covid-19 pandemic, has asked its students to vacate the hostels and return to their homes. The decision was taken during an online meeting of university officials chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tariq Mansoor on Thursday.

A separate letter will be sent by the concerned Provost to the parents of the bonafide students who are still residing in the hostels to ensure that their ward vacates the hostel and returns home. This is necessary to ensure the safety of student’s health in the wake of a pandemic, say the university authorities.

At present, the teaching is being conducted in online mode at the university while the scheduled examinations too will be held in online mode.

During the meeting, the Vice Chancellor also appealed for vaccination of Covid-19 by the staff members. All the Head of the Officers/Departments/Faculties too have been advised to motivate their staff to register themselves for the vaccination of Covid-19 on CoWin App and get them vaccinated at the earliest.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the AMU lost one more professor. Mohammad Ayyub, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Z H College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET), passed away in Aligarh.

So far several dozen professors and other employees have succumbed to Covid pandemic.

A native of district Godda in Jharkhand, Ayyub joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, AMU as a Lecturer in 1985 and was subsequently promoted to the rank of an Associate Professor in 2006. He did his B. Tech and M. Tech from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, respectively.

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