DU colleges are already reopened for final year students for their laboratory practices. Since many universities are thinking about reopening of colleges, Delhi University is on the same page. So, discussing the point of view of principals of DU Colleges, the Principal of Aryabhatta College, Manoj Sinha said that the varsity should resume classes in shifts.
If students would come to college in a large number, it may result in a huge spike of new cases. Also, the campus authorities may face some health challenges during the testing time. On the other hand, infrastructure is limited to the large number of students. So, students have to sit close to each other.
VIEW OF BOMBAY UNIVERSITY FOR REOPENING OF COLLEGES
However, Madhu Paranjape, the General Secretary of Bombay University said that coronavirus cases are now less in number but it is not over yet. However, the Maharashtra Government said the decision of reopening of colleges lies with the universities. Firstly, they must consult with the local disaster management, health authorities, and other decision making executive bodies.
ALL THE COLLEGES HAVE TO FOLLOW THE SOPs
The Vice-Chancellor must ensure that all the colleges and universities must follow the issued SOPs. The authority must take this decision only after analyzing the COVID-19 situation in the area and other facilities like traveling.
ONLINE EDUCATION PROVIDES QUALITY EDUCATION
ST Rehman is the Programme Coordinator of Odisha State Open University. He suggested blending both online and offline classes. Moreover, the communication level would be better between students and teachers. Online education helps students to get quality education and offline mode helps them to interact with peers and teachers and learn from them.
Both online and offline education must blend in alternative working days because that would be an effective option. Talking about practical classes and project work, the online mode will not suffice the basic requirement of higher education.
Nikita Alur is the Principal of Oxford College of Business Studies. She said that reopening of colleges would bridge the gaps the online education created. Students will be able to contribute to their social and psychological well-being. They would complete their studies and continue to the next level.
REOPENING OF COLLEGES WOULD ENHANCE STUDENTS CRITICAL SKILLS
Online education provides flexibility, wider choices and offline education encourages collaborative learning. Collaborative learning helps students to learn easily and effectively and increases their self-awareness. Moreover, classroom education enhances students interaction and their critical thinking skills.
So, it is yet to decide whether the authorities would reopen colleges or not. But, there are chances of reopening of colleges with proper SOPs.
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