Amid the lockdown, Savitribai Phule Pune University has announced vacations until April 14 for all the affiliated colleges. "All the faculty members and the staff and all students of the entire university including affiliated colleges and institutes are hereby informed that the university has declared "interim vacation" from April 1 to April 14 in view of prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country," University Registrar, Prafulla Pawar has said in a notification.
The university has asked the non-teaching staff to continue work from home during the interim vacation.
"If required the faculty members may be called to carry out essential work as per the need of the University," the Registrar has also said.
The university is also mulling over the idea of canceling exams of first-year students but no official announcement has been made in this regard.
"The Final Annual Exams scheduled to begin on 8th April and PG Diploma in Mass Media (scheduled to begin on 7th April) have been postponed beacuse of the present situation. The revised schedule will be intimated in due course of time," a notification released by the university reads.