Jamia Millia Islamia freshmen boycotted online classes from Monday, demanding a full campus reopening. The varsity is resuming offline classes for its senior students, but freshman classes have yet to reopen. Students from 26 departments boycott online classes on Monday, a leading news agency reported.
According to the students, they had appealed to the administration, filed memoranda with their respective HODs and protested. Still, the Jamia administration has not resumed the personal classes. Therefore, the students had jointly decided to boycott online classes from April 11 until their demands are met. Monday the online classes for the second semester would start.
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The students demanded a complete reopening of the campus for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses. They also demanded a hostel allotment notice and the issuance of a proper academic calendar on or before May 2-3 or Eid.
The departments boycotting classes are economics, history, sociology, psychology, geography, biotech, physics, aviation, Unani pharmacy, mass media, BBA, English, French, Urdu, Persian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Islamic studies, etc.
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Jamia will resume offline classes for PG students on March 2, while for RUG students it will open on March 15. The varsity has yet to decide for the remainder of the year, including the first year.
Students have stressed that the Delhi government has allowed the resumption of classes from March 31 and that for the rest of the students they are “unable to understand the reasons behind the delay in the resumption of offline classes”. the same.
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