Dhaka Medical College resumes in-person classes
Much enthusiasm and festivity marked the first day of in-person classes of first, second, and final year students at Dhaka Medical College (DMC) today.
Students attended their classes maintaining health safety guidelines from 9 am this morning.
The authorities arranged an orientation class for the first-year students who have been attending classes virtually since last year.
It was a gala day for them, the students said.
"We were bored of virtual classes. We joined classes in person for the first time adhering to health safety guidelines. This was a great day for us," Towhidul Abedin Tanvir, a first-year student at DMC, hailing from Noakhali, told The Daily Star.
Mostafa Anif Faisal, a second-year student, said, "We got to attend classes in person for only two months last year. Since then, we have completed our first-year courses and have been continuing second-year courses virtually. But that is over from today. This is a great feeling!"
According to college authorities, regular classes for second-year students will take place between 9 am and 11 am. First-year students will attend their classes between 11.30 am and 1:00 pm regularly.
Besides, fifth-year classes (practical) will be held in the morning and during night shifts regularly.
"We have around 230 students in each session. We have started in-person classes for three sessions from today, ensuring compliance of health safety guidelines," Prof Dr Md Titu Miah, principal of DMC told The Daily Star.
Students from other sessions – third and fourth year – are continuing with virtual classes, he added.