The University of Hyderabad has announced summer vacation for students and faculty from May 10 – June 08 in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, including among the University community.

The decision to advance the summer vacation was taken after a review meeting with the Deans and Heads convened by the Vice-Chancellor today. Students would be instructed to return to the safety of their homes. While the University would consider cases of students from cities where a lockdown has already been imposed, all post-graduate students would be asked to vacate their hostel rooms and return home within the next few days. This includes research scholars who had been given an opportunity to return to pursue their research.

“Given the current situation, we want the maximum number of students to return to the safety of their homes. Ever since the pandemic struck, non-teaching staff have been working non-stop and with the increasing numbers, they too need a break. We are also concerned about the increasing number of cases both in the case of staff or their family members,” said Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile.

As decided at the meeting, classes would resume on June 09 and continue up to July 20. Examinations would be conducted from July 21, 2021. Classes for the next semester would commence from August 02.