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Degree, diploma engineering colleges in Karnataka to reopen from Nov 17

All engineering, diploma and degree colleges in Karnataka are set to reopen from November 17, the state government said on Friday. These colleges were shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Delhi Published on: October 23, 2020 14:44 IST
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Karnataka govt decides to reopen degree, diploma and engineering colleges from Nov 17

All engineering, diploma and degree colleges in Karnataka are set to reopen from November 17, the state government said on Friday. These colleges were shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "In a meeting that took place under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister it was decided to reopen degree college from November 17. Engineering, diploma and degree colleges will all start," Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan said.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, he 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," he 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.

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa chaired the meeting of officials from health, social welfare, backward class, finance, transport and education departments, along with Narayan regarding starting classes in degree colleges.

(With PTI inputs)

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