Delhi University reopens hostels, residents to follow 14-day quarantine, social distancing

Delhi University

The University of Delhi is looking ahead to reopen its hostels. Amid this pandemic, the working of the hostels would be different. Initially, in a phased manner only “registered bona-fide PhD students” will be allowed to come back to the hostels. As per the notice issued by the varsity the first preference will be given to senior PhD students followed by other PhD students.

The university has asked hostels not to charge students with the mess fee and only 50 per cent of the monthly electricity and water charges for residents. With safe distancing norms, the computer room, TV room, library, and reading will be open however the common room and gym will remain closed. Except for a medical agency, the residents will not be allowed to leave the hostel campus.

In their respective hostel rooms, the students coming back to hostels need to follow mandatory follow 14-days self-quarantine which will be followed by their screening by the WUS Health Center. Once the students have completed the quarantine period, they shall be granted the permission to attend their respective research laboratories.

As per the official notice from the college, “The University of Delhi has recognized that for an update on their difficulties and boost their morale, it is very essential to interact with the residents of the hostel on a regular basis. Therefore,  to ensure the availability of at least one person for regular interaction with the residents, the authorities of the hostel have been advised to come up with a method.

As the government has started the procedure of ‘unlock’  across the major parts of the country, several other institutes and universities are also planning for opening up their facilities .


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