The IIT Kharagpur and the IIEST Shibpur, have suspended academic activities as a precautionary measure in view of the novel coronavirus threat till March 31. IIT Kharagpur Director V K Tewari said students and residents staying in the campus have been advised not to travel outside it, while students living outside the campus have been asked to stay at home.
Entry to the campus would be regulated by security personnel. Students will be able to avail online facilities for classroom courses while laboratory courses would remain suspended until further notice, the director said.
At the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, all classes have been suspended till March 31, Registrar Biman Bandyopadhyay said. He said students have been asked not to leave the hostel compound and go outside only when required.