Delhi University has deferred its decision to reopen colleges and departments for science undergraduate and postgraduate courses. DU had issued reopening orders on Thursday but decided to go back on its decision on Friday.
DU had earlier in the year announced the decision to resume offline classes for final-year science students to allow them the use of laboratories and attend physical classes. But this had not been possible because of the arrival of the Covid-19 second wave in April 2021.
Then on Thursday, DU took the call to allow all UG and PG science course students to resume classes offline from August 16.
“Taking note of the number of Covid-19 cases, it has been decided that classes and practical/project work etc in respect of PG and UG Programmes students in Science Courses in University and its Colleges shall be conducted in physical mode with effect from 16.08.2021 observing necessary protocol to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” the notice from the DU registrar had said.