The students and scholars of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in Arunachal Pradesh’s Itanagar have launched a protest against the hostel eviction notice issued by the varsity authorities. 

The RGU authorities recently ordered the students and scholars of the varsity to vacate the hostel premises at the earliest as a preventive measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

“We believe that the research scholars which form an important part of the university should have been taken into consideration and consulted before taking any such drastic step,” said the Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars Forum in its memorandum to the Registrar of the Varsity.

“We out rightly reject such autocratic and top-to-bottom approach employed by the University,” added the RGURSF.

Arunachal Pradesh recently has recorded gradual increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. 

Authorities of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) recently had announced suspension of offline classes for all courses.  

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As per the order of the RGU authorities there will be no offline classes in the varsity from May 1 (Saturday).   

The order will remain enforced until further orders.  

RGU registrar Dr NT Rikam said the decision to suspend the offline classes was taken in view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic that has infected many in the State. 

The registrar had said that all the halls of residences of the university would also be closed down and all the boarders would have to vacate the hostel on or before May 01. 

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He, however, said all academic activities including classes and examinations will be conducted online as per the modified Academic Calendar 2020-21 (Dynamic Last Phase). 

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