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Several universities have shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Our very own Delhi University (DU) is one of them, has taken several measures to minimise the effect of this shutdown on the students.

As nearly all of Delhi University colleges have taken to online classes, the University has decided to grant the students access to its library resources from home. The students can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to access the data. This step was taken after the coronavirus pandemic spreads across our nation. Presently, the number of coronavirus cases have crossed 600. People all over the world have been requested to stay indoors and practise self-isolation to prevent the further spread of this virus.

To establish a VPN connection, students must know their DU Wi-Fi password and DU Wi-Fi username. However, non-members of DU Library will not be able to use the facility. In case of any problem related to the service, students can write an email to [email protected]. The University had earlier suspended classes till 31st March and will now be shut till the 14th April, owing to the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this Tuesday.


Several colleges have started using online teaching apps like Moodle, Zoom, Google Meet, etc. to meet up the syllabus goals.

Many other institutions like IIT-Delhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI), etc. have also gone online. Although the effectiveness of these measures will come to light only in the coming weeks. Questions regarding class, access and privilege echo all around as offices, schools and colleges turn to online modes of continuing their work. While institutions are doing their best to provide this information on the internet, how many people will have the resources to avail these benefits?



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Aniket Singh Chauhan

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