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IIEST hostel asks graduating students to clear out belongings

An official of the institute said the students had been asked to fill in a Google form uploaded on the institute’s website to share the relevant information by August 17
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)

Subhankar Chowdhury   |   Howrah   |   Published 15.08.20, 02:52 AM

IIEST, Shibpur, has asked its graduating students, who had left hostels in the third week of March because of the Covid pandemic, to take away their belongings by August 31. 

The students have been asked to share information such as which states they are from, whether their homes are in containment zones and how they will travel to the campus so that a schedule can be drawn up for them to take away their belongings from hostels safely, an official said.

The students have to report to their respective hostels from 10am to 4pm and each will get maximum one hour to remove their items.

An official of the institute said the students had been asked to fill in a Google form uploaded on the institute’s website to share the relevant information by August 17.

“Until the hostels are cleared of the belongings, we cannot sanitise the buildings,” said Nirmalya Kumar Bhattacharyya, deputy registrar, academic. 

Asked why the institute wants to find out whether any student is coming from a containment zone, an official said the information would help them take additional precautions before letting him or her into the campus.

A notice issued by Debabrata Mazumder, dean, students’ welfare, says: “They (the students) will send prior intimation about their arrival to the warden, with the copy to the chief warden and dean (students’ welfare). All the personal health safety measures including physical distancing will be complied by the concerned students”.

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