The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar has issued a notice on Monday, listing the rules, that the students are required to follow amid the upsurge in the COVID-19 cases. The institute is ready to allow the students to leave the campus, subjected to a set of said rules. The students, who want to stay back within the campus, must follow a set of rules as well.
The students, leaving the campus, must submit an undertaking with their parents, to the Dean of Student Welfare, stating that the institute will not be responsible for any infection of COVID-19, that may occur during the journey back to home. The final year students of both UG and PG courses must vacate their hostel rooms and hand over the keys to the respective hostel supervisors. They must return the books, borrowed from both the Central and the Departmental libraries, before leaving. Online clearance certificate will be issued to the final year students, after the end semester examination, once all the dues are cleared and the student feedback gets submitted. In addition, the student must upload and verify the documents of placement and higher studies to avail the Online clearance certificate.
For the students, living inside the campus, masks and 6 ft. distance have been made mandatory. The institute has informed that it is arranging mandatory RAT test within the campus and negative test reports will be made mandatory for the students to stay inside the campus. In case, a student is found to be COVID-19 Positive, he/she will be shifted to the designated isolation centre within the campus. The movement of the students outside the campus has been restricted. The permission of the associate warden will be mandatory for the students to move out of the campus. The hostel gates will be closed by 9 pm. The University was imperative in stating that the violation of the protocols shall welcome disciplinary actions.
Earlier on April 11, a student of NIT Silchar tested positive for COVID-19, as confirmed by Dr. Nalin Behari Dev Choudhary, the Registrar of the Institute.