Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister has confirmed that colleges in Karnataka will continue to remain open and that offline classes will also continue in colleges in the state. Examinations will also be conducted offline as per the official schedule.
A meeting was recently conducted by the Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, CN Ashwath Narayan, to assess the COVID-19 situation in the state and to make a decision regarding the opening of colleges. Hence, the authorities have decided to keep the college open and conduct offline classes.
The decision to continue the regular classes has been taken considering the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. The classes will be conducted by following the Standard Operating Procedures implemented by the state. He added that the decision was taken due to the possible impact of the second wave of COVID-19 on students’ academics. Furthermore, the discussion was also communicated to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
The Tamil Nadu state government has recently suspended all the offline classes in the universities across the state. The state has also ordered to close schools and colleges due to the sudden rise in the cases. However, the Karnataka government has decided to open the colleges and conduct offline classes.