41% of DU students not attending online classes – Survey

A survey by a students’ group has found that as many as 41.2 % of Delhi University (DU) students have not been able to attend online classes at all amid India’s nationwide lockdown, reports the Hindustan Times.

The survey conducted by the DU unit of the All India Students’ Association also found that the major reason behind students not being able to attend online classes regularly was “poor internet connectivity”. The survey was conducted over the last two weeks and covered more than 1,500 students.

The university had started online classes in the last week of March, soon after the lockdown was imposed on 25 March to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease. “Only 22.4% of students are attending online classes regularly. While 41.2% of students said they are not being able to attend classes at all, the remaining 42.4 % said that they have managed to attend a few classes,” stated the survey report released on Tuesday 12 May.
Full report on the Hindustan Times site