The first day at DU colleges will kick start from today. The mode of education will be virtual abiding by the covid-19 guidelines. Hence, the orientation program also shifted from physical to virtual with the addition of certain new elements. However, the student lack zeal and enthusiasm that comes on the first day of college. Hence, the real-life experiences will be missing and the colleges will stand vacant.
In the admission season 2020, a delay of approximately four months has been made. Hence, the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown is responsible for this unnecessary delay. Over 73,00 undergraduate freshers have been admitted including the Non- Collegiate Women’s Education Board. Students are still getting admitted under the CW criteria, special drive, and various other criteria.
First Day directions for students:
Class representative elections, college society applications, and other activities will undergo online. The varsity reported that two WhatsApp groups – official and unofficial will be formed. Hence, the first year students can discuss various topics and get to know each other. Several colleges will also provide their new students with the email-id and phone number of senior students. Hence, all these activities will be carried on the first day of class.
Colleges are also emphasizing the impact on mental health amidst the pandemic. Students will be given the details of the college counselor. Hence, the students can contact them, if needed. The LSR case has deeply shaken the administration and they want no students to face any difficulties as such.
First-day orientation programs:
Hindu College organized its orientation program on 11th November 2020. Hence, it was the 1st orientation across the varsity offering an in-depth insight into the college, its library, e-resources, and much more. The freshmen found the program very interesting and pleasing. The focus was made on how online teaching and learning activities will be carried on.
On the first day of college, Miranda House has planned to give a virtual college tour to the freshers. Bijayalaxmi Nanda, the principal, says that counseling sessions will be provided, and the students can contact her after office hours once a week. Hence, the college is all set for the new session with a different set of guidelines.