The University of Delhi has officially announced the closure of its campus on January 22, 2024, until 2:30 PM. This decision aligns with the directive issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions on January 18, 2004. The details of this decision are available on the university’s website through an official notification.
As outlined in the government notification, which specifically addresses the half-day closing on January 22 at DU (till 2:30 pm) of Central Government offices, Central Institutions, and Central Industrial establishments on January 22, 2024, the University of Delhi will adhere to this schedule, initiating a half-day closure from 2:30 PM on the specified date. This commitment reflects the university’s dedication to complying with national guidelines and regulations set by the relevant authorities.
In light of this, the University of Delhi will be non-operational until 2:30 PM on January 22, 2024, under the instructions provided by the Government of India for the designated half-day closing on January 22, 2024. All members of the university community need to be aware of and follow the adjusted schedule during this period.
It is noteworthy that despite the significant event of the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya scheduled for January 22, 2024, the university has communicated that previously scheduled practicals, examinations, and interviews will proceed as planned. All stakeholders, including students, faculty members, and other individuals associated with Delhi University, are advised to check the official DU website for the complete notice and any additional details.
The official declaration of school closures in Delhi has been issued, with several other states following suit. States such as Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and more have also decided to temporarily shut down schools. This decision comes in the wake of Pran Pratishtha and the inauguration ceremony of the Ram Mandir, which holds significant historical importance.
In light of this event, states like Uttar Pradesh and Goa have opted to observe school holidays, allowing students and communities to partake in the commemoration of this momentous occasion.