Colleges will gradually reopen from September 15
The safety, health and well-being of its students, teachers and non-teaching staff are of the utmost importance.
University of Delhi: colleges will gradually reopen from September 15 (credits-official website)
NEW DELHI: The University of Delhi (DU) registrar’s office announced in a notice on Monday that the DU will gradually reopen colleges from September 15. . But the safety, health and well-being of its students, teachers and non-teaching staff are of the utmost importance.
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The decision was taken in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
The notice reads: “Any plan to transition to offline mode must take into account the conditions in force and the specific requirements of the institutions concerned, enabling it to deal with any eventuality arising from the COVID pandemic- 19. “
In addition, stressing the need to resume offline courses, he said that a “progressive combined offline and online teaching and learning mode” will be adopted.
Reopening of DU colleges: published guidelines
All students, teachers and non-teachers should be vaccinated with both doses at the earliest. All students entering campuses should receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Libraries can reopen from September 6, but if the seating arrangement is not adequate, books can be distributed regularly to students. Colleges may also consider scheduling date-time-range appointments before allowing students to enter libraries.
Offline courses for practical work and laboratory experiments can be scheduled with a maximum of 50 percent attendance on a rotational basis. Only the practical work absolutely essential during the semester can be selected.
Attendance at offline courses will not be compulsory. Final year students may be allowed inside campus for placement and counseling purposes, school leaders should ensure that at all times a 50% attendance is not exceeded.
All colleges are responsible for ensuring that all COVID-19 protocols are followed, as outlined in the DDMA guidelines.
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