Rajiv Gandhi University

The Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars’ Forum (RGURSF) has welcomed the university’s decision to let research scholars continue to stay in their hostels amid speculations of a potential lockdown.

Rajiv Gandhi University, situated at Doimukh in Arunachal Pradesh, in its 43rd executive council meeting held on January 10 notified that “PhD research scholars can continue to stay in their respective hostels as a part of their essential research works with strict compliance of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.”

Welcoming this, RGURSF general secretary Prem Taba said it was very thoughtful on part of Rajiv Gandhi University to take suo-motto action without another showdown.

Stating that research scholars are fully vaccinated adults, Taba said they have been adhering to government-issued preventive measures of COVID-19 ever since they got back to the campus.

“Some of us have just shifted to the hostel after its reopening and started concentrating on research work while some are on the verge of completing their thesis. In such a case, another hostel closure would have impacted us even more badly than before,” he added.

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