Colleges in Maharashtra to Reopen From February 15

February 3, 2021 by No Comments

All colleges in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra will reopen from February 15, announced Uday Samant, Higher and Technical Education Minister of Maharashtra. The Higher Education Minister said colleges will reopen with 50 per cent occupancy. He also said on Wednesday that the rule of minimum 75 per cent attendance will be waived off for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

And for students who have had to leave city, option of online classes available

The state Higher and Technical Education minister Uday Samant announced it on Wednesday in a press conference. “All universities will have to take final decision based on their local conditions and restart adhering to specific guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission in this regard.  The plan of reopening colleges will unfold in phases, where phase 1 will be from February 15 to March 5. After this, a review can be taken to the next phase. No hostels are given permission to resume offering accommodation in phase 1 as per social distancing guidelines issued by the UGC.”

“Reopening of colleges has been under consideration for some time. But taking expert opinions and understanding local conditions delayed the decision. It is important to note that even as state has approved reopening of colleges, online services are to continue for now before a new decision is taken regarding it,” said minister uday Samant.

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