Jamia Millia Islamia defers PhD entrance exams amid rise in coronavirus cases

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NEW DELHI: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on Saturday announced it would postpone the PhD entrance tests in view of an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital.

On Friday, Delhi recorded its highest-ever single-day Covid-19 figures as 19,486 cases 141 deaths were reported, prompting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to order setting up more coronavirus facilities increase the strength of oxygen beds.

On Thursday Friday, the city had recorded 16,699 17,282 cases, respectively. According to a notice from JMI, the tests that were scheduled to be held on April 20, 22, 24, April 26 will be held at a later date.

"The Competent Authority, keeping in view of Covid-19 surge in Delhi weekend Curfew imposed by Government of NCT of Delhi, has postponed the Ph.D. Entrance Tests which were earlier announced to be held on 20, 22, 24 26 of April 2021 till further orders," it said.

On Wednesday, the university had announced it will postpone the exams for Classes 10 12 exams at JMI schools scheduled to be held from April 15 following the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) decision on Wednesday to cancel Class 10 exams postpone Class 12 exams.

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