At least 15 students have tested positive for Covid-19 at Gauhati University, prompting authorities to cancel classes and close hostels for five days.
The development has forced health authorities to declare three hostels as containment zone to prevent the further spread of the disease.
According to university authorities, hostels, as well as offline classes, will remain closed from December 15 to December 19.
Also, the cultural program to be held as a part of the University Week has been canceled.
Most of the infected students are inmates of different university hostels.
The Covid-19 test was conducted at the university last week as per the instructions of the health department. Students with Covid infection have been admitted to the hospital.