With the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi declining, Delhi University (DU) has chosen to reopen its campus in stages. DU will reopen on September 15, 2021, starting today.
Delhi University (DU) will resume in stages beginning today, September 15, 2021. The University will reopen with COVID-19 measures in place, such as wearing masks and keeping social distance; however, students don’t need to attend.
After the Delhi Disaster Management Authority approved the reopening of educational institutions on August 30, 2021, DU opted to resume online sessions. COVID 19 procedures and guidelines are available below for students and it is extremely important for other staff too to follow the COVID 19 protocols.
While there will be a return of physical classes, students will still be able to take online ones if they wish. As a result, the University will implement hybrid teaching and learning in stages. Universities must follow specific SOPs before reopening campus, according to an official notification issued by the University Grant Commission.
Certain precautions should be taken, such as self-monitoring one’s health and reporting any sickness as soon as possible, using the Arogya Setu App whenever possible, washing hands at regular intervals, and keeping a six-foot social distance. All the students, as well as the staff that visits the campus, should adhere to these rules.
The guidelines to keep in mind:
1. Teaching and non-teaching personnel should obtain both doses of COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
2. Visitors to the college, departments, or university should have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. On the other hand, both COVID-19 dosages are mandatory for hostel students.
3. theoretical classes for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees will take place online, until further notice.
4. When it comes to visiting libraries, departments may assign students to specific time periods when they should visit to avoid crowding of students in the libraries.
5. Beginning tomorrow, final-year undergraduate and graduate students will be permitted to attend practical and library classes. Other classes, however, will continue with a 50 percent capacity. DU will only undertake the experiments and practicals that are important for the forthcoming semester.
6. Students should be aware that physical education programmes are optional. So, these classes are not mandatory to attend.
7. If an Evening College and a Morning College use the same premise for conducting lessons, the colleges shall follow a conductive timetable for taking physical classes.
For the physical classes to be conducted properly and effectively, everyone is urged to read the entire guidelines issued by the UGC. Read the whole notice here.
Delhi schools have already chosen to restart classes 9 to 12 with COVID-19 standards in place. Several other educational institutions in the national capital, such as JNU, have also reopened for physical education sessions. Several other colleges are also debating whether or not to reopen their campuses. As COVID cases in India are reducing, the schools and colleges are gradually returning to normalcy, and if the cases continue to decline, nearly every institution and organization in India will resume regular operations by the end of the year.