IIT-KGP has asked its students and researchers to vacate the hostel premises and go back to their homes by June 20. BN Singh registrar told the Press Trust of India on Sunday that the institute wants the students back in campus on September when the new semester begins. “Of the total 12,500 hostel boarders, 5,400 were there when the lockdown began in end-March. Another 3,000 were transported home last month and around 2,400 are presently staying in the campus,” Singh said.
“Instead of staying in the campus with no classes being held in classrooms, they can spend quality time with family and resume classes from September,” Singh explained. “Since the academic session 2019-20 has been closed and all academic activities will be completed within June 15 and the normal academic activities may only start from September, we request the students (UG, PG, research scholarships) and project staff who are staying in the hostels / halls to proceed for their home now. The institute will close mess facilities in all hostels / halls with effect from June 20, “according to a notice issued by the registrar.
For researcher, Mr. Singh said that they can do their research work from home and on mail as the faculty is responsive to their needs.