Delhi University hostels are currently allowed to reopen. In a notice issued, DU asked the hostels to initially give preference to senior Ph.D. students followed by other Ph.D. students.
The University of Delhi has permitted the Ph.D. students to reenter their respective hostels. However, all of this will be conducted in a phased manner. The Delhi University issued a notice for the same. Moreover, the varsity asked students to quarantine themselves in their hostel room for 14 days.
Ph.D. students have to show evidence of visiting the laboratories
After the completion of quarantine days, hostels should allow the students to attend their respective research lab. Additionally, the notice asked that such residents should provide evidence about visiting the laboratories only in the form of a letter from their research supervisors.
As stated in the reports, many students have vacated the hostel during the pandemic lockdown. Additionally, the hostel will not ask the students to pay the mess fees.
Besides, the varsity has asked hostels to charge only 50% of water and electricity charges from the dwellers. This discount is provided only for the duration of their presence.
Hostels are advised to certify only registered bonafide Ph.D. students to come back to the hostels in a phased manner. However, such dwellers will have to compulsory follow 14-days self-quarantine in their respective hostel rooms followed by their screening by the WUS Health Center, the notice said.
Maintain communication with the dwellers
Moreover, Delhi University has asked them to figure out a method to ensure the availability of at least one person for regular interactions with residents. Since it is very essential to keep in touch with them. By this, the hostel can know their difficulty and boost their morale.
The hostel may encourage students to walk, play, practice yoga, and spend time together within the hostel premises in a limited number by following the social distancing rules, the notice said.
Important instructions for Delhi University hostel dwellers
While ensuring safe distance, hostels may open the computer room, TV room, library, and reading room. However, the common room and gym would not open.
DU instructed hostel authority not to allow residents to leave the hostel premises except for medical emergency/reasons.
The entry of the guests and nonnatives to remain restricted in all the hostels, till further rule. The coupon sale for the mess facility to remain limited in all the hostels till further orders it said.
Hostels with a very few dwellers may arrange ‘Packed Food’ or ‘Tiffin’ from the neighboring hostels (as per the printed/actual meal charges) in order to minimize mess operating expenditures for the limited number of the residents, as per the notice issued by the varsity.