Frontlist | Odisha college reopening: First day in college after nine months

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BHUBANESWAR: It was a special environment all collectively in the universities and universities for ultimate yr college students of undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and diploma programs throughout their first bodily class held on Monday after a spot of greater than nine months. Students sporting masks and sitting in a distance is a special expertise than the pre-Covid time.

Like different schools of the state, Rajdhani College right here welcomed its college students to the campus by following the Covid pointers issued by the upper schooling division. Students have added one other wardrobe ‘mask’ as their necessary costume code like college uniform. A number of college students had been seen sporting hand gloves as precautionary measure.

They had been additionally making use of sanitizer readily available earlier than getting into into lecture rooms one after the other. It was not like hugging one another after getting back from summer time trip, however taking calculative steps earlier than assembling in entrance of the classroom or college. The furnishings had been organized in such a method that college students can preserve social distancing in the sanitized classroom.

Abinash Behera, ultimate yr UG pupil of botany honours of this college, stated they may not sit collectively in group in the classroom like earlier as a consequence of social distancing guidelines. “I saw many of our college students are well aware about the situation and obey the rules fearing Covid. So we think several times before hugging a friend. We have to enquire whether the water hygiene or not before drinking it. It’s a different experience for us,” he added.

Some college students had been standing in the queue by sustaining social distancing earlier than getting into into the college library. “I am really feeling good after coming to the college after several months. We know it is tough to complete the course within the deadline, but we have to clear our subject doubts in the physical classes and prepare for the examination,” stated Uma Shankar Patra, ultimate yr pupil of sociology division of Rajdhani College.

The botany class has 32 college students, however solely 15 college students had been there in the category on Monday. Like this college in the capital, most of the universities and universities witnessed skinny attendance on the primary day of the bodily class. “We have 64 students in our class, but only 20 of them have attended on the first day. It was a different experience for us,” stated Sourabh Singh, PG ultimate yr pupil of philosophy division, Utkal University.

Research work of MPhil and PhD students have additionally began in the campus. An 82-yr-previous PhD scholar of philosophy Narayan Sahu, who has visited the college campus on Monday, stated he bought amazed by the preventing spirit of the mankind through the pandemic. “The normalcy has returned to the campus and I have come to submit my PhD thesis,” stated the previous two-time MLA and a former MP.

Higher schooling minister Arun Kumar Sahoo visited some schools in the town and reviewed the preparation of the upper instructional establishments on the primary day of graduation of lessons. “In the first phase, we have started physical classes for final students of UG and PG courses. Covid guidelines are being followed by the colleges and universities. Our institutions have completed a large portion of syllabus through online classes. They will revise the courses and complete the rest of the chapters before the examinations begin,” he added.

Source: Times of India

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