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Allahabad University closed till April 30, all exams deferred

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PRAYAGRAJ, April 20 (HS): At a time when the city is experiencing a record-breaking rise in corona positive cases and more Allahabad University staff members, both teaching and non-teaching, are being infected with Covid-19, the AU administration has decided to close the entire campus until April 30. Furthermore, all online exams scheduled to begin on April 30 have been postponed until further notice. On April 9th, AU Vice Chancellor had ordered closure of AU’s main campus and that of all the constituent colleges till April 20.

Similarly, the university has postponed all pending exams. However, the controller of examinations announced last week that exams will be conducted entirely online beginning April 30. The controller stated that in the “new time table,” the order of subjects and exams would remain the same as in the “old time table,” and that the “new time table” will be revealed shortly. He also instructed students to download a scanner app on their phones and practise scanning 12 pages together, creating a single pdf, and so on, since the exams will be taken online and answer sheets will only be accepted online.

As of now, the AU administration has agreed to keep the main campus and the constituent colleges closed until April 30, according to AU public relations officer Jaya Kapoor. Soon, the controller of examinations announced that all exams scheduled to begin on April 30 have been postponed until further notice. The varsity administration’s decision comes at a time when many AU and constituent college employees have tested positive for coronavirus. From the registrar Prof N K Shukla to proctor Prof Harsh Kumar, senior teaching members and the administrative officials etc have all been tested positive.

Despite the fact that online teaching is continuing on campus, the administration determined that it would be impossible to conduct exams, even though they were to be taken online. “The campus will be closed until April 30th, and all exams have been postponed,” said the PRO.