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.
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.
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.
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.
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.