NIT opens after 74 days

A student enters NIT in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
A student enters NIT in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) today re-opened after remaining shut for more than two months following the advisory issued by the College administration ahead of 5th August.
The advisory which was issued on 2nd August had ordered the suspension of class work at the institute till further orders. The class work would continue to remain suspended as there has not been any official word on the resumption. With the opening of the College, many non-local students have returned to the Valley. They hurriedly left the Valley after administration asked them to vacate the campus without telling them anything.
The opening of the College has provided relief to the students who were worried about their future. “It is a big relief for the students as the college is shut for last two months. We were uncertain about our future till now. But the decision has relieved us to some extent,” a student said, adding that the college has assured them to cover the syllabus which they have missed in last two months.
Not only students, but the parents have also welcomed the decision. “It is a good news for us as future of our children depend on it. The step is welcome. Being a parent, I was worried about the future of my children,” a parent said. He, however, maintained that there has not been any change in the behavior of the locals towards their kids. “The people are friendly and there is no change in their behavior,” he said.