Delhi University has made it necessary to seek student’s vaccination status during online registrations. The online registrations for admissions into undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses are likely to start from July 15. So, including student’s vaccination status is solely to create a database before college reopenings. Hence, it will not affect the eligibility of students in any way. Also, the University is trying its best to gather a database on the vaccination status of its existing students.
The new section for student’s vaccination status:
Delhi University will add new columns in its registration forms. They will include sections for fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and not vaccinated candidates. Thus, this can prove to be beneficial as the database can assist the varsity to implement its future plans. Also, the colleges can directly call the non-vaccinated students and help them get their shots before reopening. A senior official at DU suggested that in this way, the students could get their jabs easily. However, DU is yet to take a final decision in this matter.
DU colleges are shut down ever since the first lockdown in March last year. But, it started to reopen in a phased manner in November for final year research students. However, it had to face the fate of shut down again when the covid-19 pandemic hit the country in April.
DU needs the vaccination status of already enrolled students:
Apart from gathering the vaccination data of new students, DU also seeks a vaccination database of already enrolled students. The Vice-Chancellor P C Joshi will ask the respective college professors to collect the teacher’s and student’s vaccination status. Thus, they aim to vaccinate the entire university before reopening in a phased manner.
The Union Education Ministry will be soon making guidelines for the reopening of educational institutions after the 2nd wave of the pandemic. So, this initiative by DU will come in handy.