COVID-19 pandemic: After over six months in lockdown doors of colleges could open up once again in Karnataka this October.
1.State begins preparation to open college doors
2.Exams for final year degree students to be held soon
Bengaluru: Ever since the lockdown began in Karnataka in the month of March, students, parents and teachers have pondered over the question, when will schools and colleges reopen?
Well, it looks like the date is near, as the state govt has decided that the academic year for degree courses will commence from the 1st of September. Initially, it will only be online classes, however, from the 1st of October, the state plans to open the doors of the colleges for offline classes as well.
While the state has begun making preparations in this regard as per UGC guidelines, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan has clarified that they will wait for a green signal & guidelines form the central government for the same.
"The academic year for degree colleges will commence from the 1st of September via online classes. Offline classes will begin in October. In accordance with the current UGC guidelines, we have already made comprehensive preparations for starting classes. The state government will follow any additional directions from the central government as they come," the Deputy Chief Minister said.
#anchor(Exams for Final year degree students to be held soon)
The government has also decided to schedule examinations for final year undergraduate, diploma and engineering students soon.
"We work with the sole intent of ensuring a bright future for our students. Once the academic year begins, final year exams will be scheduled for all undergraduate, diploma and engineering students. Backlog exams will also be conducted accordingly," said Dr Aswath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister Karnataka.
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