ALIGARH, March 26 -- In line with nation-wide lockdown to curb community spread of coronavirus, vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Professor Tariq Mansoor has directed all AMU students to remain in their respective hostels and residences and avoid travelling.

The PhD students, who have completed the maximum duration of their course (five years/six years with extension) after March 20, but are unable to submit their thesis due to the lockdown, have been permitted to submit their thesis after the resumption of the normal functioning of the university. Their date of submission will be considered as of March 21. AMU registrar, Abdul Hamid (IPS) said the essential services staff required for the functioning of residential halls,...