Bhubaneswar: In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) has postponed all examinations conducted by it except final semesters in Odisha.
“Only final semester examinations of all technical/professional courses and back paper examination of students appearing final semester examination, if any, shall be conducted as per the schedule. But, precautionary measures such as cleaning and sanitization of chair and table top, maintaining safe distance between examinees, hand sanitisation of examinees and invigilators before entering the examination hall etc. must be taken while conducting the examination. All other examinations shall be postponed till further order,” a circular of the BPUT said.
Teachers/trainers faculty and employees need not come to institutions/training centres unless they have been assigned with examination/evaluation duty, the circular said.
As far as residential hostels are concerned, inmates are free to go home if they wish. But, hostels must continue to run for those inmates who decide to stay in hostels and all precautionary measures pertaining to cleaning and sanitization must be taken by the concerned authority, it added.