Corona : A Virus To Final College Days of Batch 2020

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As the Covid-19 dawns upon us, everyone has become a boiling pot of anxiety and distress. While the extroverts might be in the dumps than ever, there’s one person who is depressed more than anyone.

The batch of 2020!!!

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Starting from January 2020 has not even been nearly exceptional for students. Beginning with the DUTA strike, students witnessed their teachers come to blows with the authorities. Brawl over CAA leading fulmination in colleges like JNU and Jamia. Shaheen Protest continuing to protest the DU colleges saw the Gargi students fighting against harassment. Resulting in other college fest being canceled as well. And at last, the novel coronavirus being the show stopper as well as putting the stop to the limited college days left for the graduating students.

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Numerous concerns surround the apprehensive students. Economic pandemic topping the list. With the markets crashing down, major industries will suffer a huge loss leading to unemployment and layoffs. Travel and Tourism industry which employs around 4 crore people expecting 12 lakh layoffs while the retail industry expects 1.1crore layoff. The stress of having unemployment is already circling every student’s head. Getting a placement only seems like a handful of a challenge for them.

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As many students aim for higher students in India as well as abroad, the sudden change in the schedule and work environment of the whole world has left students on pins and needles regarding the upcoming entrances and selections. Many colleges like Symbiosis plan on giving students average passing marks however some colleges are in the view of extending the semester exams. Students who plan on studying abroad, are becoming skeptical of their future aspects leading them to rethink their priorities and choices.

This botch to the whole semester has left students perturbed.  Divyanika, a 3rd-year Geography (hon) student says “The uncertainty has left me confused and frustrated as to what I should study and what I shouldn’t. It is also truly disheartening that we are missing our last days of college and might even our farewells”

The Corona and Economic Pandemic along with the social distancing has taken a toll over their mental and emotional health. The batch of 2020 losing their last days of college lamenting over lost farewells signify yet another deeper tragedy.

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Mallika Barsaley
A 2nd-year student pursuing B.A.Programme with a knack of writing. A budding journalist and an all-time explorer. General Secretary of B.A.Programme Association of Kamala Nehru College.

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