In the wake of low attendance records, Delhi University has decided to introduce innovative new measures to induce students to attend classes. ‘Primarily, we are focusing on introducing coffee machines, water coolers and snack bars on all floors and if possible, in the class rooms also,’ said DU vice chancellor on Tuesday. ‘The second wave of reforms will see an increase in younger and good-looking teachers, across all subjects. Finally, we will try to introduce air-conditioning in all classrooms.’
These measures come in response to allegations from various personalities suggesting that studies take a backseat in DU. Said a senior professor, ‘We recognize the shortcomings and thus, feel that it’s important to get the students in the classroom first and then try to impart education.’
While it remains to be seen as to just how much these reforms will help, the decision is being welcomed by students. They feel that an increase in comfort and entertainment in the classroom will definitely be an incentive to attend classes.