The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has decided to Lockdown all Hostels and the Messes by Monday, March 23, 2020. This decision has been taken today at a meeting held by the Vice-Chancellor with deans and heads of department as a preventive measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.  It has also been decided to close down all eateries / shops & establishments in the campus from March 21, 2020 (Saturday) to April 6, 2020. This follows the ‘strong advisory’ issued to students last Sunday to return to their homes after classes were suspended.

All students have been instructed to vacate the hostels latest by March 23, 2020 by 10.00 a.m.  However, in order to facilitate students to leave for their respective hometowns, the messes will run upto Monday, March 23. Only breakfast will be provided in the hostels on Monday.  All hostels will be totally locked down from Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 1.00 PM onwards and there will be no supply of water and electricity to any of these buildings.

All ongoing academic activities, including examinations, evaluations and presentations will be reviewed and rescheduled after April 6, 2020. No students or outsiders will be allowed into the University campus until then.

These instructions shall not apply to the officers and employees engaged in essential and emergency services such as sanitation, security, health and those directly engaged in taking measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

All the Deans/Heads/Directors of concerned Schools/Departments/Centres/ Administrative Heads have been given the flexibility to  take appropriate measures, such as staggered attendance and work-from-home during this period for faculty members and administrative staff, while ensuring the functioning of all academic and administrative units of the University.