Karnataka colleges offline classes to continue, Exam to be held as per schedule
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Karnataka colleges offline classes to continue
According to Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan, colleges in Karnataka will hold routine offline classes and exams will be conducted on time. After evaluating the current Covid-19 situation, the Karnataka government has decided not to close educational institutes in the states and will continue to hold daily offline classes in colleges, according to Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan announced that Karnataka colleges will remain open and classes will continue in an offline mode. The scheduled semester exams will also be performed in a paper-and-pencil format. On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan presided over a meeting to evaluate the state's COVID-19 situation. Though the state has seen an increase in incidents, Narayan stated that it was agreed to proceed with daily classes while adhering to the state's Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs for COVID-19.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will be informed: "We spoke about how the second wave of COVID-19 could affect academic activities. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will be informed of the situation "In a tweet, Narayan, who also holds the portfolio for higher education, said. The decision comes after Tamil Nadu, a neighboring state recently suspended all offline university classes. Telangana has also directed that all schools and colleges in the state be closed beginning today and continuing until further notice.
In Karnataka, the number of cases continues to grow, with a steady increase in the number of cases. After a three-month hiatus, the daily infection reached 2000 on Tuesday. On Sunday, the Manipal Institute of Technology registered 45 new cases of COVID in educational institutions. Both 5800 students quarantined on campus and in the containment zone will be tested, according to the district administration.
In a video statement, Ashwathnarayan urged students and other stakeholders in the system not to believe rumors about government decisions. “Let me also humbly suggest that all Covid-19 norms be followed by our students,” he said. K Sudhakar, the Minister of Health and Medical Education, had requested a meeting with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa after a few institutions, including the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) in Udupi, recorded new coronavirus cases since last week.
Sudhakar had said on Monday that a decision on educational institutions would be made after a discussion with the chief minister. Meanwhile, the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) announced 72 more Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the cluster's total caseload to 371. The district administration expects all students to be tested within the next two days, according to officials.