DU: Ex-Students Can Now Complete their Degrees; Protests Against Online Classes

New Delhi, 08 February 2022: Delhi University (DU) is all set to give a chance to ex-students who could not complete their degrees to return to the university and take their exams. A proposal for this decision was approved at a special Executive Council meeting held on 28 January 2022 to discuss the centenary celebrations of the university.Β 

Meanwhile, the students of DU are also protesting against the decision to conduct classes in the online mode. Students are demanding the re-opening of the university, so that offline classes can be resumed.Β 

DU Centenary Celebrations: Details

  • The centenary (completion of 100 years) celebrations of Delhi University will begin from 1 May 2022 and will continue till 1 May 2023.
  • Two chances would be given to such students between 1 May 2022 and 1 March 2023. The first will be held around September and October, 2022 and the second will be held around March, 2023.Β 
  • There will be separate registration for the two chances and students who could not take two to three papers can sit for their exams.

Note: The Delhi University has allocated INR 10 crore for its centenary year celebrations and has plans to bring out a coffee table book to mark the occasion.

DU Protests 2022: Demand for University To Reopen

Student organisations like the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) are in the process of staging protests to demand the reopening of the Delhi University (DU), after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s (DDMA) gave a nod to resume offline teaching in higher educational institutions from 7 February 2022.Β 

However, the Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh stated that if the DDMA allows 100 per cent seating capacity, they will definitely reopen the campus.

Note:Β 

  • The DDMA has decided to reopen higher educational institutions and coaching centres, along with schools for Classes 9-12, from 08 February 2022.
  • Over 400 students took part in the β€œgherao”. The protests were also joined by other student organisations like the All India Students Association (AISA).
  • Over 53 departments across the university observed a complete boycott of online classes and demanded the resumption of offline classes.

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