Karnataka college reopen date: Regular offline classes to resume in state colleges for all students from January 15
Karnataka college reopen date: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government has decided to reopen colleges in the state from January 15.
Karnataka college reopen date: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government has decided to reopen colleges in the state from January 15. This will facilitate resumption of classroom teaching for students of all undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering and diploma courses. Earlier classes were started for only final year students in December last year.
The development comes after Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayana held a meeting in this regard with the officials concerned. The information was shared by Narayan, who is also in charge of higher education, on Monday. He said move was considered upon monitoring classes of final years.
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"The final year offline classes are already underway successfully. The classes of first, second and third-year students will start from January 15," Narayan told reporters while announcing the decision.
"There will be COVID screening, sanitizers, mandatory wearing of face mask and social distancing in place at all the colleges," said Narayan, adding that Standard operating procedures as laid out by the centre would be followed in letter and spirit.
"NCC and NSS classes will also be resumed, apart from all hostel and bus facilities, as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs). The social welfare and backward class departments have been instructed to follow and implement the SOPs in their respective hostels," he said.
The SOPs are in place vis-a-vis college libraries and canteens, educational and cultural activities and sports, the Minister said and added that coronavirus testing camps will be set up for NCC students.
"Colleges will set up Covid-19 testing and sanitising facilities and follow social distancing norms," Narayana said.
He also said that arrangements have been made to distribute bus passes to students at the earliest. He appealed to college managements to approach departmental offices in their vicinity to expedite the process of issuance of bus passes to students.
Talking about exams, he said, "There are also talks with Vice Chancellors of private and government universities in Karnataka to hold offline exams. The exam schedule will be issued at the earliest," the Minister said.
(With IANS Inputs)
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