A final decision to reopen Delhi colleges gradually in a phased manner would be taken within this week. Welcoming the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Delhi University Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday said “it helped us in re-opening the University." A high-level meeting of the university's authorities was convened to discuss the systematic reopening of colleges.
DU's vice-chancellor PC Joshi told ANI, said the varsity, which has students from across the country and even outside India, is looking into various options. "We'll have to contemplate on how they will be included. All those things have to be considered," the VC said.
"We want to reopen soon, but we don't want to take a decision in haste. That might adversely affect students. I think we'll first allow third-year students and then further extend it when it works out well," Joshi said.
As per the advisory, educational institutes are allowed to function at only 50 percent capacity.
Meanwhile, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked vice-chancellors of all varsities to prepare a database of international students studying in their institutions.