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College daze: What the lack of social interaction takes away from the college experience

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Updated on: 12 August,2022 04:29 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Nascimento Pinto | nascimento.pinto@mid-day.com

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

College daze: What the lack of social interaction takes away from the college experience

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. 


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