scorecardresearch
Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

DU plans phased re-opening: Libraries first, then laboratories

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority recently permitted colleges in the Capital to reopen for students.

du reopen, delhi university newsDelhi University colleges were closed in March 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. File.

After a long pandemic break, the University of Delhi (DU) plans to reopen next week in a slow, phased manner beginning with its libraries, Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor P C Joshi said here Thursday.

Speaking at an Idea Exchange session of The Indian Express, Joshi said that the university had to open in a cautious and gradual manner given a large number of students from outside Delhi and the campus accommodation available.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority recently permitted colleges in the Capital to reopen for students.

Saying they didn’t want to do anything “opening the floodgates inviting the third wave”, Joshi said, “We will begin with libraries, and then laboratories. Then we will monitor and assess the situation and decide whether to open other things as well.”

Subscriber Only Stories
Crisis and anger: Reading China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ and anti...Premium
How to read Q2 GDP dataPremium
Arun Singhal: ‘India will keep importing fertilizers from Russia as long ...Premium
From bonds to banks: Large industry drives credit growthPremium

Keeping in mind the limitations of the university’s capacity, he said, it will be voluntary for students to physically attend and teaching-learning will continue in a hybrid of online and offline classes. While all theory classes will be conducted online, practicals will be offline, and students would have the option of attending practicals physically with access to videos of sessions.

Pointing out that the university had a large number of students from outside NCR, the Acting V-C said, “This is why we’re keeping it completely voluntary… We will try to accommodate as many as possible but it will not be possible to accommodate all in hostels. The hostels will have to follow SOPs like one student per room. There will be 3-seater rooms where only one student will be staying. So capacity will be even less than usual.”

First published on: 02-09-2021 at 12:15:06 pm
Next Story

Sloane Stephens overpowers Coco Gauff at US Open; Naomi Osaka’s foe withdraws

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close