College Reopening News: The Delhi University on Sunday announced that it will allow final year students at all its colleges with 100 per cent staff strength from February 1.Also Read - Delhi Turns Fortress Ahead of Republic Day, Over 27,000 Personnel Deployed | A Look Into Security Arrangements

The decision was taken after a meeting with the heads of the departments of the university and principals of colleges. Also Read - DU Recruitment 2022: Application Invited For 186 Associate Professor Posts on du.ac.in | Details Inside

“Only final year students, in small batches, are allowed to visit their respective colleges, centres and departments for their laboratory, practicals, skill, library and related activities, as per the discretion of the respective principal, director or head in line with the UGC guidelines and SOPs,” it said in a notification. Also Read - Delhi Traffic Police Issues Advisory For Republic Day Parade Rehearsals. Details Here

The university said the section in-charge or unit head may plan the timings of the staff in a staggered manner to avoid crowding at entry and exit gates.

“Accordingly, the staff may be called to discharge the duties in the slot of 09.00 am to 05.30 pm and 9.30 AM to 6 PM,” it added.

After research and final-year postgraduate students of Science courses were allowed to return to laboratories in small numbers in November, final-year UG students had been demanding a phased re-entry of Science students because they were losing their credit points due to no practical lessons.

Keeping this in view, the university had announced earlier this month that it would allow final-year students to return to campus in small batches.

(With inputs from PTI)