Dear Editor,

Your Coverage of Lakshadweep and Andaman reviving COVID 19 of 8th July, brings to mind a poem by Tagore, ‘Juta Aviskar‘ (The Invention of footwear).

I am a Post Graduate student of Dentistry at Chennai, my admission was confirmed just before the lock down and the Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi has asked me to join the college at Chennai vide their notice on 13/6/2020 and was asked to report to the college physically between 16th June-22nd June, 2020


As you are aware that various universities in India are switching towards online examination mode due to COVID-19 Lock down situations, but the students of these Islands attached to such universities are under distress for unable to make a presentation for online written and Viva examinations, due to very slow Internet bandwidth available in these Islands.