Delhi University to reopen from 1st February, Final-year students and staff with full-strength allowed

The Delhi University is going to reopen from 1st February 2021, Monday. Releasing an official order University asks final year students/ staff members to attend the Colleges/ Departments or Schools from February 1. Here is a report on the reopening of the DU.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 31, 2021 17:28 IST
Delhi University to reopen from 1st February, Final-year students and staff with full-strength allowed
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The University of Delhi has released a notification regarding the functioning of colleges from the 1st of February. University on Saturday released an office order No. 268 dated 29.01.2021 regarding all Colleges/ Centres/ Departments to be functional. In its notice, Delhi University asks all teaching staff to compulsorily attend to their workplace with effect from 1st February 2021 (01.02.2021).

"In reference of the meeting held with the Heads of the Departments of the University and Principals of Colleges and in compliance of Order of DDMA, Govt of NCT of Delhi and Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India it is notified that all College/ Centres/ Departments shall be functional and Therefor all teaching staff must attend to their workplace with effect from 01.02.2021.

However, only the final year students, in small batches, are allowed to visit their respective Colleges/ Centre/ Departments for their Laboratory/ Practicals/ Skill / Library and related activities as per the discretion of the respective Principal or Head in line with the UGC Guidelines and SOPs thereof dated November 5, 2020, and MHA order dated January 27, 2021. Here is the delhi University's reopening order for the final year students- Read

"The University of Delhi and its colleges shall function with 100% staff strength with effect from 1st February 2021 with the condition that the national directives for COVID19 management are ensured at all levels. The section Incharge/ Unit Head may plan the timings of the staff in such a manner so as to avoid crowding at entry and exit.

Accordingly, the staff may be called to discharge the duties in the slot of 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority", an official order from the University of Delhi reads.

Earlier, a report published in media claimed that the University was reopening on January 3, which was found fake and declined the University officials.

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