Delhi University colleges reopen, students return to campus after two years

Colleges under DU were closed in March 2020 following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country

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New Delhi: The city’s colleges reopened on Thursday after being closed for nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with students saying they are excited to be back on campus.

Vishwavidyalaya metro station near Delhi University was packed as large numbers of students headed for colleges on the north campus.

Gajendra Mohan Thakur, a 26-year-old Campus Law Center student, said, “I’m excited to be back on campus. The university was closed for about two years. The online study mode was not effective enough to replace the offline mode. mode of education. It’s time to reclaim our lost years.

Delhi University colleges were closed in March 2020 following the outbreak of the coronavirus infection.
There have been drastic changes in student life, with a particular focus on online classes, but now, as lives are getting back on track, “we students are excited to join offline classes because it provides a whole new bunch of opportunities and exposure to shape our future,” said Kalyani Harbola, a freshman.

“Offline courses also provide a better platform for student-teacher interaction and better learning,” Harbola said.

Student associations staged protests earlier this month demanding the reopening of campus. The decision to reopen facilities came after a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in the nation’s capital.

Delhi has reported 766 cases of COVID-19 along with five deaths, while the positivity rate has fallen to 1.37%, according to data shared by the health ministry here on Wednesday.

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