Aligarh, March 15 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has suspended all classes, including sessional tests, till March 22, in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier, the university had postponed all examinations of distant learning courses for students in Aligarh, Kerala, Murshidabad (West Bengal), Kishangarh (Bihar) and Delhi due to the virus scare.

According to AMU administration, the latest decision was taken at a special meeting of top varsity officials, which was chaired by Vice chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor on Saturday.

It was decided that all conferences, seminars, workshops, hall functions and sports programmes will stand postponed till March 31.

However, all examinations of the university and schools will be held as per schedule.

The examinations were to start from March 15.

According to the circular, all educational tours have also been postponed till April 15 and the matter will be reviewed after two weeks depending upon the situation.

All students and staff have been advised to avoid unnecessary travel and large gatherings.

“Students may consult their respective teachers via email for teaching help wherever required,” reads the circular.

The spokesperson of the varsity, Rahat Abrar, said that off-campus centres of AMU in West Bengal, Bihar and Kerala will follow directives of the respective state.

–IANS

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