Delhi University is contemplating to waive the fees of students who lost their parents due to Corona virus infection. Officials gave this information on Friday. The university has written to its colleges to conduct a survey and prepare a list of students who have lost one or both of their parents due to the pandemic.
Dean of colleges Balram Pani told news agency Bhasha, “Delhi University has written to its colleges to trace the students who have lost their parents due to corona virus. We have sought a report in this matter by Monday.”
According to officials, there are three types of colleges under Delhi University. Colleges which are run by the Trust, Colleges which are run by the University and Colleges which are wholly or partly funded by the Government of Delhi.
There are 28 colleges fully or partially funded by the Delhi government, out of which 12 are fully funded by the AAP government.
The principal of a Delhi government-funded college said, “We welcome this initiative. If the university takes a decision on this, then we will place it before our governing body and get approval. Since our college is funded by Delhi Government and it is a financial matter then we will need to take approval from the governing body.
The university’s acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi said the university is “actively considering” the matter of giving fee waiver.
Addressing a prayer meeting organized in the memory of university employees who lost their lives due to the infection, Joshi said that providing free education to Delhi University (DU) students who lost their parents in this pandemic would be an important task for the administration.