DU colleges opened on Monday after about ten months. For the first time in the Corona period, students entered the DU colleges. There was a provision of sanitizer at the entrance of colleges, while there was a distance of two yards in laboratories and libraries. However, on the first day, the attendance of DU colleges was very less. In many colleges, even fewer students arrived. Many colleges also attributed the jam on Monday in various areas of Delhi to the low number of students.
The principal of Ramjas College Manoj Khanna said that relatively few students came to the lab on the first day. There were 2 students in Physics, 1 in Chemistry, and 3-3 in Botany and Biology. Following the Covid-19 protocol, students were allowed to enter the laboratories. At the same time, Dr. Bijayalakshmi Nanda, Principal of Miranda House College said that more than 30 students came to the college on the first day.
Although more students were scheduled to come to college, but could not reach it due to being stuck in traffic jams. Many girl students also interacted with teachers. On the first day, most of the students of science subjects were there who came for practical. After Bijayalakshmi, the number of female students is expected to increase after 14 February. At the same time, the attendance of teachers was a hundred percent. The teachers taught the first and second-year girl students online from the college itself. Ramanujan College Principal Dr. SP Agarwal says that on the first day about a hundred students came.
However, they consider the orientation day program in the college as the reason. Many students also came to participate in the program. The principal believes that the number of students using the library was more than the laboratory on the first day.
In DU colleges, touch-free sanitizer machines were installed outside the entrance, laboratory, and library. The college was sanitized before the students entered. For the convenience of the students, a register was kept outside the laboratory, in which the students had to write their name, class, roll number, and their exit time. Thermal screening of students was done before admission to the college.
Ramjas College Staff Association held an online meeting on Sunday. In which the teachers objected to the order of the university which asked the teachers to be present in the college from February 1. The association issued a statement saying the order was unclear. Teachers have been requested to teach online as before.
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