The University of Delhi asks students to pay the fees for the full semester. The SFI DU has opposed the move of Delhi University. According to the students the Covid-19 epidemic has created financial constraints, making it almost impossible to pay full semester fees. The financial burden has also increased due to various problems in online classes.
Kajal Sharma, a student of Delhi University, said, Now the constant pressure from DU administration is putting a lot of students in trouble on the matter of payment of full semester fees. The burden of expensive data packs has increased for the problems of students and busy online class schedules. SFI DU has placed many demands.
The student organization, placing its demands before the university administration, said, Special fee waiver should be implemented for students from socially and economically backward classes. Grants and scholarships for students should be released immediately. There should be additional support for students from the university to meet data and equipment expenses.
The Delhi Teachers Association has consulted students to take feedback, For how helpful and meaningful online education is present. One month’s data will be prepared through the students, which will know how much percentage of students are able to take online classes.
Delhi Teachers Association said Many students are not able to take classes. The reason for this is the shortage of facilities such as smartphones, the internet, wifi, laptops, internet connections, etc.
Disabled students are the most affected in this system. The new academic session 2020-21 of Delhi University has started three weeks late this year due to Covid-19. Currently, third and fifth semester online classes are being held. Under this, classes of second and third-year students are being carried by teachers through different online platforms.