DU to wait for guidelines from Delhi government before reopening colleges

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Delhi University will wait for guidelines from the city government before reopening colleges, according to a senior university official. There has been a growing demand for a complete reopening of the campus by students and teachers.

Schools in the nation’s capital will reopen from November 1 for all classes as well as other educational institutions, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, announcing the decision taken at a Delhi Disaster meeting. Management Authority (DDMA), and noted that the COVID-19 situation is under control in the city but “we cannot let our guard down.”

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“Let the government publish something in black and white. Then we will decide,” University registrar Vikas Gupta said Wednesday.

Delhi University had resumed laboratory classes for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students from September 16, but attendance was low.

“We will decide after Diwali. There is a fear that Covid will happen again. If the situation remains good, we will reflect,” DU vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh told PTI on Tuesday, when asked about the reopening of the campus.

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Gupta had said on Tuesday that the campus would only reopen if the DDMA allowed 100% seating.

Most of the students come from outside Delhi, and it will be difficult for teachers to decide who to call with a 50% cap, he added.

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