Karnataka govt decides to reopen colleges from Nov 17


Team Udayavani, Oct 23, 2020, 12:52 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has decided to reopen colleges that have been closed for months due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Chief Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Higher Education Ashwath Narayan said students will have an option to either attend the classes physically or online or can go in for blended learning by using both options.

“Students can register online, those students wanting to attend classes by coming to colleges should have consent from their parents. Depending on the strength- how the classes have to be held, in how many batches- everything will be decided along with all the necessary safety SOPs,” Narayan said.

Engineering, diploma, postgraduate and graduate colleges will be opened first. Practical classes will be given first priority, the DyCM added.

Narayan, who is also the incharge for Higher Education Department said for students who will stay at SC/ST, social welfare and OBC hostels all necessary safety measures will be taken, also necessary transport arrangements will be made to facilitate smooth conduct of classes.

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