Students from Kerala without ‘Nipah’ negative certificates prohibited from entering IGNTU campus 

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IGNTU Amarkantak. | Photo: Facebook/ Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, M.P.

Kozhikode: The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) located at Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh has made Nipah negative certificate mandatory for students from Kerala. MTV Nagaraju, proctor professor at IGNTU Amarkantak, issued an order on Thursday making Nipah negative certificate compulsory for students from Kerala for entering campus premises.

Open counselling for various UG/PG courses in the university are scheduled on Thursday and Friday. Several students from Kerala have arrived in Amarkantak for the purpose. However the sudden order issued on Thursday evening mandating Nipah negative certificates has put the Kerala students in a spot.

Meanwhile, students were also informed about the unavailability of such certificates at the moment when they got in touch with the Nipah cell. The 3rd semester classes for PG students in the campus will commence on September 18. The new ruling is applicable for students returning to the campus from Kerala after their semester breaks The sudden decision from the university authorities has created immense inconvenience for the students. Meanwhile, a group of students, MPs, and malayali associations have come forward asking the university to reconsider its decision.

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