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DU Postpones Online Classes Till May 16 Due To Surge In COVID-19 Cases

In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital,  Delhi University (DU) on Tuesday said that it will be suspending online classes across all their colleges and departments till 16th of May.  The decision has come after hundreds of students from the university raised their voices to suspend online classes during these traumatic times.

In a notice that was published by DU, Registrar Vikas Gupta on Tuesday stated  that  online teaching shall remain suspended till May 16, 2021 in all the Departments and Colleges of Delhi University.

Earlier students of various departments and colleges  including Hansraj College, St.Stephens college, Delhi School of Journalism, Gargi College had written to their respective authorities demanding that classes should  be suspended temporarily and the academic calendar be rearranged  keeping in mind the current crisis where students can't really focus on their academics.

In their petition, students had clearly mentioned that during the pandemic it is extremely difficult to  attend classes since many were affected by COVID-19 themselves or had family members affected by the virus. They also stated that students were not in any physical or mental state to attend these classes.

Teachers and students had also urged the Vice Chancellor to cancel DU examinations 2021. As of now there aren't any further developments  on whether Delhi University will cancel Examinations for  2021 or not. Many students who are living alone in hostels, PGs or personal rooms, it becomes difficult for them to carry out their daily activities if they are infected, attending classes would be their least concern.