Even after the announcement of the reopening of colleges, after more than 18 months, the college campuses wore a deserted look on Wednesday.
The assumption that the colleges going students would enthusiastically gather in campus to meet their friends, if not for attending classes, turned wrong.
Only a few students of Standard XII were seen in some of the colleges. Their classes have been started with 50 percent physical presence, from October 4.
Visit to SFS College, R S Mundle Arts and Commerce College, G S College of Commerce and Economics to quote a few, were seen without senior college students.
The directions issued by the State Government, Nagpur Municipal Corporation and RTM Nagpur University, have made it difficult for the colleges to start the classes on a regular basis.
Some students were seen in a queue, for completing formalities of their admission. Some others had come to the college for some other administrative works.
The principals had expressed difficulties in reopening the senior colleges. The students are required to have two doses of the Corona vaccine. Not more than 10 percent of the students would fulfill this condition. The condition of attendance of only 50 percent of students, thus become meaningless.
Some of the students, while talking to The Live Nagpur said that they are waiting for communication from their respective colleges. Unless regular classes are ensured, the students would like to depend on online classes. The outsiders would not attend unless hostel facilities are made available.
In view of the coming Diwali festival, the students may not attend the classes before it.