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Coronavirus: IUST, SKUAST closed; all academic, administrative activities suspended

Authorities at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Shalimar have ordered the closures of the varsities in view of outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease.

As per an order issued by Registrar IUST, Reyaz Rufai, the University has suspended all administrative and academic activities of all the campuses across the  University including polytechnic college and nursing college till March 29. “However, employees associated with essential services including works, watch and ward wing shall discharge their duties as per requirement,” read the order.

The order further read that all employees, however, shall ensure that they are accessible through their mobile phones and shall report to their duties as and when required.

In a separate order issued by Registrar SKUAST, the varsity said that it has suspended all academic and administrative activities till March 31. 

However, employees associated with essential services including electricity, water works, sanitation and hygiene, landscape maintenance, health care and protocol, watch wing have been asked to continue to report to their respective duties.

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