Dibrugarh University on Friday postponed all ongoing and upcoming examinations after 16 students of the university tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Three hostels of the university were declared containment zones by the health authorities after the detection of cases.

Dibrugarh University controller of examinations PK Kakoty in a notification on Friday stated that all postgraduate (PG) examinations (both traditional and professional) including Integrated MSc in Physics stands postponed until further notification.

Similarly, all undergraduate (UG) professional examinations including BEd, B Tech, LLB, BA LLB (H), BCom LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) stand postponed.

The ongoing BA, B Sc and B Com examinations under non-CBCS (choice-based credit system) mode have been postponed with effect from April 26.

“Revised schedule of the postponed examinations will be notified in compliance with guidelines/SOPs of the government of Assam and UGC issued from time to time,” the notification stated.

Earlier, Dibrugarh University had indefinitely postponed its post-graduation examination for both choice-based credit system (CBCS) and non-CBCS scheduled for April 19 and 20.

COVID-19 cases are increasing at an alarming rate in Dibrugarh after the second wave hit the state.

On Thursday, 3,665 Covid tests were conducted and out of that 126 positive cases were detected.

Dr. Nabojyoti Gogoi, Dibrugarh, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme officer said, “Everybody should wear masks and follow the guidelines issued by the government. I appeal to everyone to follow social distancing and if not necessary do not step out of your home.”

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com