Delhi University (DU) said it was suspending online classes in all colleges and departments till May 16 due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the capital. The decision has come after demands for suspension of classes have been raised by hundreds of first year students from various colleges.Earlier students of various colleges including St Stephen’s College, Hansraj College, Gargi College among others had written to the Principal demanding that classes be temporarily suspended and the academic calendar be reworked keeping in mind the current crisis.
In their petition, students had mentioned that attending classes was becoming an issue since many were down with COVID-19 themselves or had family members affected by the virus.
Registrar Vikas Gupta said, “In view of sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, the online teaching shall remain suspended till May 16, 2021 in the Departments and Colleges of the University. This is issued with the approval of the Competent Authority.”