Authorities of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in Arunachal Pradesh’s capital – Itanagar has announced suspension of offline classes for all courses. 

As per the latest 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 were taken in view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic that has infected many in the State. 

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The decision was also taken keeping in view the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the RGU campus, Dr Rikam said. 

The registrar further said 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. 

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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Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Goovernment has decided to close down all schools in the State from April 26.  


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: