New session starts virtually, freshers in Patna miss college campus – education
Hundreds of freshmen college students, who entered college via virtual mode, are missing out on the vibrant campus life as city colleges turned to online admission amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Most freshmen lamented that the pandemic and the closure of educational institutions robbed them of the charm of entering college life as they missed the usual things like the soda party, the physical drive to college, and face-to-face interaction with your classmates.
Patna Women’s College (PWC) has started online classes for all courses as of November 2, while the course orientation program will continue until November 7.
A freshman from the Aakriti vocational course said: “Although the online orientation made us familiar with the rules and regulations, I missed the physical classroom and the refreshment party. I have interacted with my classmates during the online classes, but I don’t have any friends as we all attend online classes from our homes. “
Similarly, St Xavier’s College of Management and Technology also started online classes starting in October.
Abhishek Raj, a BCom student, said: “I am missing normal classes. For me, college life is incomplete without a cool party, canteen gossip, and extracurricular activities. However, I am attending an online class but the usual peer interaction is missing. “
Another cooler Anjali who has entered a private university said: “I bought casual dresses to go to university, but the online classes have tarnished the spirit.
Dharmendra, a snack vendor outside the PWC facility, said: “The closure of the university has caused me a great loss. Before the pandemic, he used to sell at least 500 dishes a day. The footprint is low these days because students don’t come to college. “
Meanwhile, the University of Patna (PU), which had scheduled the start of a new academic session as of November 5, was postponed until further notice.
On Wednesday, PU Vice Chancellor Girish Kumar Choudhary said: “Due to the pandemic and state elections, the admission process is not yet complete. We will start classes shortly after completing the admissions process. “