St Xavier’s College will remain closed at least till May 9 because of the pandemic.
Till April 30 the students were allowed to visit college offices for urgent works like collecting marksheets, degree certificates, letters of recommendation, character certificates, getting the attestation done during the office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
To facilitate this all offices were functioning with 30 per cent staff strength.
Visitors were also being allowed entry. Principal Father Dominic Savio said they had decided to close the college to all visitors for some time.
“It is being feared that the situation will further worsen in May. Nobody should venture out and expose themselves to any kind of assembly at a time when the cases could peak. We will review the situation,” said Father Dominic Savio.
The college has been closed for in-person classes from March last year as a precaution against Covid.
“All offices, labs, libraries and other facilities will remain shut. The decision to reopen the college after May 9 will be taken according to how the situation develops at that time,” says the notice.
St Xavier’s College has brought forward the last day of classes for arts and science students to May 10 from May 20 and deferred the online examinations due in May “in order to give some breathing space to the students in the present Covid-situation”.