NIT fraternity lost 2 of their gems amidst this pandemic; tested positive for COVID-19

NIT fraternity lost 2 of their gems amidst this pandemic

What we are witnessing in today’s world has shattered of what we used to think. We used to consider that we are living int the 21st century and in the year 2020 with all the latest gadgets and health care facility. But who knew that a virus which we cant see with our naked eyes has the power of destroying mankind.

It ravaging effects left no country without influencing a large part of their population. Even the superpowers had to kneel down in front of it.

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The nation is suffering from one of the worst pandemics named COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease of 2019) and most of the places have been attacked by this virus. Whether, it is a slum area or our NIT campus all have been under its influencer.

NIT Warangal Associate Dean (Examinations), Dr E. Venkata Rathnam left for a heavenly abode fighting Coronavirus. He was a professor of the Civil Engineering department. This is the first toll from Coronavirus in NIT Warangal campus.

Sorry to share the sad news that, Professor Erva Venkata Rathnam, Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Dean…

Posted by National Institute of Technology Warangal on Friday, August 21, 2020
NIT Warangal in its official post

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One of the Associate professors wrote,

” Losing a great soul and the good kind-hearted person is an irreparable loss to the Institute, family and total community, its a hard day for us to digest this loss, may the departed soul of Prof.venkataratnam rest in peace. And pray the almighty to support and strengthen the family during this bad time.”


As per Students, Dr Venkata Rathnam was very kind-hearted and always very helpful to students. He was quite tolerant towards the doubts asked by the students. He has been a great mentor for all and especially the once pursuing higher studies.

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With his departure, NIT Warangal fraternity, as well as the student body, is broken. Everyone shared some beautiful, life-long experience with him. We pray for his soul rest in peace and give strength to his family

This is not the first case when NIT Fraternity has lost a life bcoz of Corona virus, previously NIT Rourkela’s ex HoD of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Prof. Smarajit Sarkar also left for heavenly abode. Few days back he was tested positive for COVID-19 test.

We are extremely saddened to inform that Prof. Smarajit Sarkar of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials…

Posted by Monday Morning on Friday, August 14, 2020
Monday Morning post

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We are happy to share that NIT Durgapur and NIT Agartala students who were tested positive for COVID-19 along with complete family have recovered and are out of danger.

In India, currently, the number of tests conducted are 3,44,91,073 with 29,75,851 confirmed cases out of which 6,96,807 are active cases and 22, 22,567 have recovered. The deceased have increased to 55,935.

Coming onto the world wide analysis, the number of active cases are 23,121,145, out of which 6,602,668 are active cases and 15,715,254 have recovered. The death toll is 803,223.

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