On Wednesday, the Karnataka government declared that from October all colleges in the state would reopen. Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Higher Education Ashwath Narayana CN said the academic year for various degree courses will begin with online classes starting in September, and offline classes will be held starting in October.
The Department of Education is awaiting central government guidance on conducting offline courses, as well as the few degree exams to be conducted in September. All colleges are scheduled to begin in October and students are encouraged to attend in-person classes.
Key Points from the Karnataka govt announcement:
- The academic year for various degree courses will commence from the 1st of September with online classes.
- Offline classes will be conducted starting in October.
- Department is awaiting guidelines from the central government on conducting offline classes as well as the few degree exams to be conducted in September.
- All colleges will start in October and students are expected to attend classes in person.
- Preparations underway for this asper protocols/ guidelines on safety
- Final Year Examinations will be scheduled for all the undergraduate, diploma and engineering students once the academic year starts
Along with the commencement of the academic year, final year examinations will be scheduled for all the undergraduate, diploma and engineering students, the minister said adding arrear exams will also be conducted.
The state government had also conducted the SSLC board examination and the pre-university examinations.
However, there was no indication as yet on when the schools and pre-university colleges would reopen.
Karnataka’s COVID-19 tally is inching toward the three lakh mark and the state recorded a sharp spike of 8,161 new cases on Tuesday. The total cases stood at 2,91,826 and the death toll 4,958.
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