College, diploma classes to reopen in Karnataka from November 17

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The minister said that the college and diploma courses will be held strictly as per guidelines provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Putting an end to uncertainty over the future of youths, the Karnataka government on Friday, October 23, decided to reopen colleges and technical institutions offering diploma courses in the state from November 17.

A decision in this regard was taken today at a meeting headed by Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa, and attended by ministers and senior officials. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education C N Ashwath Narayan said that the number of batches in each college would be decided depending on the number of students opting for physical classes. 

He said that the students, however, can opt for online classes. If they want to attend offline classes they should get written consent from their parents. Ashwath Narayan said and added that practical classes would be given more importance.

He said that hostel facilities for students coming from far away areas to sattend classes physically will be provided. Each college will have to constitute a task force and a task force at district level headed by the DCs will also be constituted for smooth functioning.

 Educational institutions in the state have been lying closed for the past six months fearing spread of Covid-19 pandemic. The minister said that the college and diploma courses will be held strictly as per guidelines provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

“There will not be any relaxation in matters of safety because students’ welfare is very important and the state government has the responsibility of protecting the health of the students,” Ashwath Naryan said.

Replying to a question, the Minister said that the subject about reducing quantum of syllabus for schools, colleges or diploma courses did not come up at the meeting for discussion (with inputs from UNI)

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