College students have had to stay indoors, missing out on some of the most important personality-shaping experiences, during the Covid-19 pandemic. As group interactions, cultural events and sports remain on hold or uncertain, city-based psychiatrist Dr Kersi Chavda shares how the lack of socialising affects students and outlines ways to cope
For more than 18 months now, senior college students have not gone back to campus and as a result have missed out on a big part of their socialising experience in college. Image for representational purpose only. Photo: istock
Schools in Mumbai reopened in a phased manner earlier in the week for the first time since March 2020 amid the new normal. With Class 8 to Class 12 being the first to return to classrooms, junior college -- which falls into that classification -- has resumed too. However, for senior college students, classes have remained online so far. The uncertainty over when they will be able to get back on campus still lurks.