The Staff Association of St Stephen College has written to the principal imploring him to set up a committee to speculate the needs of students for financial support and disburse all scholarships, financial aid, and bursaries on an urgent basis.
Some of our students are facing serious complications in accessing online classes and in paying fees. Some faculty members have been accepting requests from students for help with both fee payment and receiving devices to attend online classes. We fear there are many more students out there who haven’t yet reached out. There has been a very unfortunate case of a student of a DU college committing suicide as a result of the financial distress and lack of institutional support, staff association president Nandita Narain wrote Thursday.
The Staff Association of St Stephen held a meeting on November 17 on this issue.
Petitions can be asked from students for laptops and they can be sent to their place of stay by courier. Expecting students to come to Delhi to collect these devices would not be advisable, wrote Narain.
While Principal John Varghese did not respond to queries, Bursar Renish Abraham said he would have to go through if the email was received from the staff association.
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