Delhi University Colleges Strive To Help Students By Providing Financial Aid And The Basics Of Learning

Colleges affiliated with the University of Delhi are doing their best to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes efforts to conduct one-on-one interaction with students to ensure their mental well-being and provide financial assistance as well as internet data cards and laptops for students in need. Colleges began to push after an LSR student committed suicide due to financial constraints in continuing his education.

According to reports, Aishwarya – a second year Mathematics (Hons) student at Lady Sri Ram College for Women and IAS aspirant was found hanged at her residence at Shadnagar House in Ranga Reddy Telangana district. In the suicide note, the student mentioned that she did not want to burden her parents with her education expenses. She returned from Delhi in March after university officials asked hostels students to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the principal of the college Lady Sri Ram – Susma Sharma, the administration of the college announced a reduction in the fees of some scholarships by creating a committee to provide laptops while allowing some second year students to reside in hostels. .

The principal, while addressing the media, said that in view of the fact that students cannot avail of certain college fasciites due to their absence from campus, the college has removed these fees from the fees this academic year. , which in turn led to a substantial reduction in costs. Along with this, the college has also arranged for students to pay the fees in installments.

Additionally, given the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, current second-year students will be allowed to remain in university hostels after submitting new applications and as needed after the college reviews the new incoming lot and current third year students who are already staying in hotels.

Miranda House

For his part, Miranda House principal Bijaylaxmi Nanda said the college is working to facilitate internet data packs for students whose load has increased due to online classes due to the pandemic.

She further pointed out that the need to pay attention to mental well-being with only online courses was released in the first month of the lockdown for which the necessary steps had been taken focusing on one-on-one interactions. The college is also considering providing financial support to students.

St. Stephens College

The staff association of St. Stephens College also approached the college principal asking him to set up a committee to contact students facing financial problems. The president of the staff association, Nandita Narain, said that since the pandemic has caused such distress in society, financial difficulties have increased and some students are struggling to continue online courses and pay for the fees. costs.

She further pointed out that a few faculty members had received requests from students for assistance with paying fees and obtaining devices to attend online classes. Other students have yet to contact the authorities.

Shri Ram College of Business

Shri Ram College of Commerce director Simrit Kaur said the college has been receiving applications for scholarships and laptops since the March 2020 lockdown, adding that there were few students who needed help with laptops and that the college had tried to facilitate each student with the help required. . The college also provides round-the-clock counseling services to students to ensure that if students are faced with a problem, it can be resolved at the right time.

Colleges at the University of Delhi have remained closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic while classes have been taught to students in online mode ever since.

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