Colleges in the city reopened Thursday after being closed for nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with students saying they were excited to be back on campus.
The Vishwavidyalaya metro station, near Delhi University, was packed as a large number of students headed for colleges on the northern campus.
Gajendra Mohan Thakur, a 26-year-old student of the Campus Law Center, said: “I am excited to go back to campus. The university was closed for about two years. The online way of studying was not efficient enough to replace the offline way. of education. It is a time to reclaim our lost years.”
The colleges of Delhi University were closed in March 2020 following the outbreak of the coronavirus infection.
There have been drastic changes in students’ lives, with a particular emphasis on online classes, but now, when life gets back on track, “we students are super excited to participate in offline classes as it opens up a whole host of new opportunities.” and exposure to shape our future,” said Kalyani Harbola, a freshman.
“Offline classes also provide a better platform for student-teacher interaction and better learning,” Harbola said. Student organizations held protests earlier this month demanding the reopening of the campus. The decision to reopen the institutions came after a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in the capital.
Delhi reported 766 cases of COVID-19 along with five fatalities, while the positivity rate fell to 1.37 percent, according to data the health ministry shared here on Wednesday.