Delhi University released the official notification on suspension of classes and relevant events till 31st March, following Delhi Government’s notice on the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a press release dated 12th March, Delhi University notified the suspension of classes till 31st March, following the official announcement by Delhi State Government about the closing of schools, colleges and cinema halls to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
The teaching-learning process shall be continued in all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs, with the study material being made available on a weekly basis on the website by the respective teachers of all Departments, Colleges and Centres. Teachers of the respective courses shall remain available as per the timetable through e-resources. The Internal Assessment / House Examination in all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs stand postponed till 31st March. All functions; including seminars, conferences, symposia, workshops and group activities are cancelled. The aforementioned measures will be revisited after 31st March, keeping in mind the future environment.
An advisory for Universities and Colleges has been released by University Grants Commission (UGC) citing Coronavirus, with instructions for staff and students on how to avoid large gatherings on campus, and take necessary steps to disinfect the campus of possible infection.
Khush Vardhan Dembla, an outstation student from Hansraj College said, “I think it’s very important that classes are cancelled, we can’t afford to be lax in this regard at all. I just hope I manage to be productive during this time.”
Meanwhile, Delhi on Thursday recorded the sixth positive case in the national capital. The patient is the mother of a 46-year-old man, who tested positive for novel Coronavirus. The 69-year-old woman has also been detected with the virus, making her the sixth patient in the national capital, officials said on Thursday.
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