A total of 23 professors and officials of Tribhuvan University have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief of TU Information and Public Relations Division Yogendra Prasad Dahal said that 11 university teachers and 12 officials had passed away due to COV- ID-19.

Associate Professors Kishor Maharjan and Dr Sher Jung Khadka, Assistant Professors Shankar Subedi, Binay Prasain, Dipak Mainali, Nima Sherpa and Umesh Yadav have died due to the virus infection.

Similarly, teaching assistants Dharmendra Maharjan and Dol Bahadur Bhandari, part time faculties Manoj Chaurasiya and Nabin Karn also died of coronavirus infection.

According to the Division, a total of 616 university teachers and officials of the TU have tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, TU has suspended all the examinations following the outbreak of the second wave of coronavirus infection.

Dahal said that most of the departments are running online classes both partially and fully.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 1, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.