Press Trust of India|May 13, 2021
IIT Jodhpur: Students back on campus with strict COVID-19 protocols
COVID-19: IIT Jodhpur is allowing students back to campus, it had allowed PhD and PG students earlier.
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur is allowing students with limited access to the internet to come back to its campus. A statement from the IIT on Monday said it is following strict COVID-19 protocols as laid down by the ministry of health and the Rajasthan Government.
IIT Jodhpur had earlier allowed post-graduate and PhD students to return to the campus for carrying out their thesis and project work.
Also, to help the undergraduate and postgraduate students complete their laboratory exercises, IIT Jodhpur is following trimester mode for the ongoing academic session. It is further, hosting small batches of students which is less than 50% of its student strength.
IIT Delhi had stopped the return of students in March and according to reports, IIT Bombay had tightened its COVID-19 prevention measures.
COVID-19 protocols at IIT Jodhpur
Students arriving from other states are being sent directly to the designated isolation wards.
All students in isolation wards are getting tested for COVID-19 on the fifth day of their arrival. They are allotted rooms in their regular hostels only after obtaining a negative RT-PCR report.
If any student is found positive, they are being shifted to a super-isolation facility centre from the isolation ward for the next 14 days.
The statement further said that IIT Jodhpur is conducting random testing of all the residents in the hostel on a regular basis in association with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jodhpur. It is conducting more than 200 RT-PCR tests per day not only for the students but also for the supporting staff.
The isolation ward and super-isolation wards are being used for home isolation for the last 8-9 months with all requisite arrangements.
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