Salvaging the academic year – resorting to online learning
COVID-19 most certainly altered the old norms. People used to visit each other, first year students in universities used to have their “Fresher’s Balls” or “meet and greet”. All these used to be platforms where people would interface with each other, meet new folks and certainly forge relationships, some of which result in permanent friendships that last beyond university lives. Among these, another important casualty in the pandemic (COVID-19) was the important interaction between students when they are physically in lecture halls.