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Karnataka govt announces all colleges to start offline classes from October 1; online classes from Sept 1

The Karnataka government has announced that all colleges will start functioning from October 1. The announcement was made by deputy chief minister and higher education minister Dr Ashwath Narayana CN.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: August 26, 2020 19:10 IST
Karnataka govt announces all colleges to start offline classes from October 1; online classes from S
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Karnataka govt announces all colleges to start offline classes from October 1; online classes from Sept 1

The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced that all colleges in the state will reopen from October. Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Ashwath Narayana CN said the academic year for various degree courses will start from September with online classes, and offline classes will be conducted starting October.

The education department is waiting for 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.

Here are the salient points from the state govt announcement:

  • 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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