Aligarh: Outbreak of deadly coronavirus is increasing continuously in India, so far 41 confirmed cases have been reported. Due to this virus, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has postponed all the exams of students of distance learning courses in Kerala, Murshidabad (West Bengal), Kishangarh (Bihar) and Delhi. These exams were scheduled to begin on March 15.
Professor Nafees Ansari of AMU director of distance learning has said that 6000 students are enrolled in four-degree courses (B.Com, M.Com, Bachelor of Library Science, B.Sc Computer). Now all of them will take part in the exam on 1 April 2020. Giving information, Nafees Ansari has said that this decision was taken in view of fear of Coronavirus and the University Grants Commission (UGC) had also issued a notification to avoid mass celebrations.
Professor Ansari has said that other examinations related to PG Diploma courses will be held as per schedule from April 1. Talking to the Vice-Chancellors of all universities, UGC Secretary Rajneesh Jain said, "Avoid big gatherings on campus. Any student or employee traveling in any COVID-19 affected country or coming in contact with such people in the last 28 days should be monitored and should not be out of the house for 14 days."