Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said that regular offline classes in colleges of Karnataka would continue. He also said that the semester examination will be held as per the scheduled time table of universities.
After the meeting to assess the Coronavirus situation in relation to the fresh cases in Karnataka, C N Narayan said that it is decided to continue the offline classes with strict implementation and adherence to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Covid-19.
In a statement, he said “We discussed the potential effect of the second wave of Coronavirus over the academic activities. The same is communicated to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.”
The decision is made after the neighbouring state Tamil Nadu announced that no offline classes will be held in universities. Additionally, Telangana announced that schools and colleges will remain closed till further announcement.
A few days before, the Manipal Institute of Technology registered 45 new cases. Keeping this in mind, the district administration ordered to test all 5800 students and quarantine them within the university campus.
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the regular classes in Karnataka colleges were remained shut for six months and were resumed in November 2020. However, Karnataka is recording a steady rise in the new Covid-19 cases. On Tuesday, the state recorded 2000+ daily cases in the period of the last three months.
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