New Delhi: Delhi University will resume practical laboratory sessions for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students from September 15. In an order issued on Monday regarding the phased reopening of the university, it said physical attendance of students may be optional and should be for them to decide. It has also been said in the order that both the teaching and non-teaching staff of colleges/departments/centres should get both the doses of Kovid-19 vaccine at the earliest. These states will bring RT-PCR report
“It is further advised that all the students entering the college/department/university should receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Though both doses of COVID-19 vaccine are required for hostel students, ensure that residents have at least one dose of the vaccine,” the order read. As per the order, theory classes for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be conducted in online mode till further notice. This order has put the responsibility on the head of the institute to decide whether the final year students are allowed to join for academic counseling and placement purposes or not. Also Read – DU Executive Council approves 4-year undergraduate courses under NEP: What you need to know
The order said that if the seating arrangement in libraries is not adequate as per the COVID protocol, the libraries “may at least allow the issue of books to the students on a regular basis”. “Colleges/Departments/Centres may consider giving prior date – time – slot appointment to the students before allowing them to visit the library to avoid overcrowding,” it said. Also read- DU teachers oppose 4-year degree course, new education policy implemented
Here is the complete order issued by the University of Delhi on reopening the campus for students:
- The order said that practical classes and similar activities for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students will be permitted in offline mode as per the principle of rotation with effect from September 15 with a maximum of 50 per cent of the working capacity of the class/lab/hall. May go.
- “Only a limited number of experiments/practices/exercises can be selected which are considered necessary or important in that semester. Their physical presence may be optional and is left to the students to decide. Since the physical admission of the students is voluntary, the attendance of the students will not be mandatory,” the university said in the order.
- However, it should be ensured that not more than 50 per cent of the students are present at any point of time.
- In case of common campus being shared by morning and evening colleges, the principals of both the colleges will prepare a favorable timetable and share resources in a better way for smooth conduct of teaching and learning activities.
- The order said that any plan of transition to offline mode must take into account the prevailing circumstances and the specific requirements of the institutions concerned, “allowing it to deal with any eventuality arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic”.
- However, it was also considered necessary to transition to blended (online-offline) mode of teaching and learning in a phased manner, keeping safety concerns as top priority, it read.
DU campus is reopening: Some more important points to know
- DU’s acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi had said on Wednesday that the university would reopen in a phased manner as the safety of students was a primary concern.
- Following a marked improvement in the COVID situation here, the Delhi government last week announced that schools, colleges and coaching institutes for classes 9 to 12 would reopen from September 1.
- In the first week of August, DU had issued an official notification announcing that it would conduct physical classes for science stream students in view of the drop in coronavirus cases, following which a section of teachers criticized the university’s decision to call the students. But expressed displeasure. for the premises.
- The university had later deferred its decision, with DU registrar Vikas Gupta saying that the Delhi Disaster Management Authority had not issued any guidelines on reopening the campuses.
(Based on PTI inputs)