Delhi University VC asks alumni network to contribute to COVID-19 relief work

Delhi University VC Yogesh Tyagi on Saturday urged the university’s alumni to serve the society during the lockdown period which is till May 3 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

“Our faculty members have successfully explored virtual classrooms and other digital aids to ensure continuity in the teaching-learning process,” Delhi University VC said.

The V-C added that they are contemplating the conduct of examinations for the current session for nine lakh learners and are reviewing preparations for admissions to the next session.

Tyagi also informed that the University has responded promptly to the call for national service with faculty and staff members contributing their one day’s salary, amounting to more than Rs 4 crore, to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES).

The university has launched the ‘DU Care for Neighbour’ programme to help feed the poor and homeless in the North and South Campuses and has constituted a Special Task Force that regularly holds meeting virtually to devise and implement solutions for impending challenges.

The V-C’s letter to the alumni comes to the countrywide lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus that has been extended to 3 May.

Delhi University has also constituted a Special Task Force with a diverse representation that meets regularly through virtual mode to discuss impending challenges, devise solutions and implement them.

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