After the start of schools in the state, now colleges will also start. Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant has announced that colleges in the state will start functioning from October 20. Although colleges will be started in the state, some rules have been laid down for this.
Uday Samant held a press conference today and informed us that colleges in the state will start functioning from October 20. Students will need to be fully vaccinated. Uday Samant has also said that there will be different regulations in different districts considering the Covid situation there. He also informed about the implementation of a special vaccination campaign for students in colleges.
For students who have not been vaccinated yet, the state has asked colleges to start vaccination campaigns. All the teachers and non-teaching staff attending colleges have also been asked to be fully vaccinated. Despite only vaccinated people being allowed, the colleges will reopen amid strict precautions including the limited crowd, wearing masks, sanitization, and social distancing protocols. Further, online classes will continue for students who would not be able to attend physical classes.
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 crisis, the reopening will be phase-wise and local administration will have the authority to decide regarding the reopening of physical colleges in their locality considering the covid-19 situation.