Students from premium engineering colleges including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and IITs have been demanding reopening of colleges as Covid cases across the country are on a decline.
Worried about the future, a section of students has taken to social media platforms to express their disappointment with the manner in which colleges and departments have shifted to online classes. The students have been trending hashtags like #ReopenIIT, #ReopenNIT and #ReopenEngineeringColleges.
Several students demand that engineering colleges and departments should also reopen in offline mode as everything in the country is unlocked. They also claim that due to online classes they are facing learning loss, especially in the practical courses which need hands-on training.
A student has tweeted, “It’s been 1.5 years that the colleges are closed and it’s already clear that online class is not sufficient. It’s my hearty request please open the central government colleges.”
#Reopen_IIT_IIIT_NIT#ReopenEngineeringColleges@dpradhanbjp @PMOIndia @EduMinOfIndia @ndtv @ZeeNews
It's been 1.5 years colleges are closed and it's already clear that online class is not sufficient. It's my hearty request please open the central government colleges
— Pritam Biswas (@PritamB80602256) September 2, 2021
Another student tweeted, “Reopen IIT, NIT and IIITs. Engineering is about learning by practical, not just writing the assignments and submitting them before the due date. Or else, memes are going to be a reality.”
Reopen IIT , NIT and IIITs .Engineering is about learning by practical not just writting the assingments and submitting before due date.
Or else memes are going to be reality "acha online engineer ho"
— Rishabh Pal (@Rishabh95597658) September 2, 2021
A third user wrote, “It has been 1.5 years that we all engineering students have not been able to take a single offline class. Is it possible to become a good engineer by online mood?? Understand the pain of engineering students.”
It has been 1.5 years about we all engineering students have not been able aren't a single offline class. Is it possible to become a good Engineer by online mood. ?? understand the pain of engineering students @eduMinOfIndia@pmo#Reopen_IIT_IIIT_NIT#ReopenEngineeringCollege
— Ashwini Kumar (@Ashwini30293346) September 2, 2021
Someone has written, “JEE and NEET can be conducted but colleges can’t be opened. What students will do after giving JEE and NEET? Online classes are of no use.We don’t want to study like this.”
JEE and NEET can be conducted but colleges can't be opened.
What students will do after giving JEE and NEET?
Online classes are of no use.
We don't study like this #Reopen_IIT_IIIT_NIT#reopencollege #ReopenEngineeringCollege @MNNITALLD @dpradhanbjp @myogiadityanath @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/4SjffXKiqr
— Prem kishor (@prem003kishor) September 2, 2021
Here are some more reactions:
Since one and half year we not even seen the faces of our college.Even when the situations are normal also we are not called to our college.We want offline classes.@EduMinOfIndia @narendramodi @TV9Telugu @BBCBreaking @BBCIndia
— Surender Veer (@surenderveer27) September 2, 2021
If online education is so efficient then why were college and hostels made? #Reopen_IIT_IIIT_NIT #ReopenEngineeringCollege I request ministry of education to reopen the college so that students can take experience of better understanding and technical knowledge @EduMinOfIndia
— Nischal (@nivas_nischal) September 2, 2021
Many schools and education institutes are now already open, cases are in control rightnow but the students are suffering. Engineering colleges should be reopened.@EduMinOfIndia @narendramodi @dpradhanbjp
— Shreshtha Gupta (@ShreshthaGupt16) September 2, 2021
We can't stay home anymore…we need our life back.
Learning through online class is not effective.
Even experts are saying that endemic has started.
Show some empathy 🥺@narendramodi @PMOIndia @EduMinOfIndia @IITBHU_Varanasi
— Anushka Vijay (@anooshkaa32) September 2, 2021
Recently, Delhi University’s students had also demanded the reopening of campus and conducting physical classes. They have trended hashtags like #ReopenDUon Twitter to make their voices heard by the concerned body. The University is yet to reveal the exact timeline of reopening but it is likely that DU will start reopening in phased manner from coming week.
Meanwhile, several state government has started offline classes for schools and colleges with 50% attendance.
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