As DU reopens, all the final year students returning to the campus have started their quests for accommodations. Hence, these students have been scouting hostels, PGs and other rental places near their colleges.
Delhi University (DU) reopens today, i.e. on 1st February 2021. Hence, all the final year students who need access to laboratories and resume their practical classes in labs can re-join. However, all the social distancing protocols and the safety measures have to be maintained. Rajeev Gupta, Dean of Students Welfare, DU, says that no theory class will be hosted in the colleges. Hence, all the normal classes will continue to conduct online.
Students in the hunt for accommodations as DU reopens:
Many of the students had left their PGs and hostels in the year-long lockdown. However, now they have to brace themselves for an offline campus experience as DU reopens. One of the students says,” Accommodation is the biggest issue for those DU students who are not day scholars.”
Freshers, who are entirely new to the environment are also worried about getting budget-friendly PGs as the colleges are reopening in phases. Manish Mourya from Atma Ram Santal Dharma College says that he is finding accommodation in Satyaniketan which is a hub for PGs within a range of six to fifteen thousand.
DU Reopens: Seniors assisting the freshers to find PGs and flats:
However, some students prefer rental flats as they consider PG’s food facilities poor. Some freshers have also reached out to their seniors for assistance in choosing the correct accommodation for them. Hence, some senior students have voluntarily come up to help the freshers and provide PGs and flats without brokerage. Hence the DU seniors says, “We get 15-20 calls daily from freshers inquiring about accommodations.” Therefore, it is clear that the first years cannot hold the excitement of offline studies.
Due to the nationwide economic depression, senior students are trying to provide safe and budget-friendly accommodations to all juniors. Hence, the PG and flat owners have also confirmed the increment in the footfall of students coming for stay.