New Delhi: With college campus shut for months due to coronavirus pandemic, Delhi University (DU) reportedly organised a virtual tour for the university aspirants and their parents recently.
“I wouldn’t mind being taken on a virtual tour to see the canteen, the classes, the auditoriums and the big lawns of IP college. I’ve seen all the photos on their website and I long to physically walk through the corridors, the classes and the library. That’s why I feel like a virtual tour would totally rock,” a DU aspirant from Delhi, Anandita Sahai was quoted by Hindustan Times.
Students from different parts of the country, who might be applying to hostels in the future, were keen on getting a virtual tour of the hostels.
“Although most of the hostels are closed right now, I wanted to get a virtual tour of the facilities as I will be applying for accommodation in University hostel once the pandemic situation is a little more sorted and the University allows access to hostels. Had it been normal times, I would’ve myself gone to see the hostel and talk to teachers and wardens. I think for now, technology will have to come to aid for hostel aspirants like me,” another aspirant from Haryana, Himanshi Aggarwal told the national daily.
Now, the applying athletes are also asking for a virtual tour of the sports facilities present on the campus. “A virtual tour of the sports facilities, the pool, and the gym must be organised for all sports quota students and athletes. It’s not only exciting to see what we’ll be able to access when in college, but also helps us plan which college is best suited to our abilities. Maybe DU could even organise a video session with the college’s sports coaches,” said Vijay Gupta, another DU aspirant from Haryana.