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Maharashtra: Decision to reopen colleges to be taken by January 20

Higher education institutes in UP to open from Nov 23

November 18, 2020

According to a government spokesperson, higher education institutes in Uttar Pradesh will commence classes from November 23 following UGC guidelines.

The classes will run with Covid-19 safety measures in place like maintaining social distancing, using hand sanitisers, thermal scanning and other facilities, according to the government order.

Monika Garg, additional chief secretary, higher education, has issued a detailed order to all the state and private universities, district magistrates and registrars, the spokesperson said.

The classes will be run in a phased manner and it has been made mandatory for teachers, students and employees to wear identity cards, he said.

The institutions have been asked to prepare an academic calendar and run classes on rotation basis with 50 per cent students.

The UGC had last week notified guidelines for reopening of universities and colleges across the country which have been closed since March in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For central universities and other centrally-funded higher education institutions, the decision for reopening of campuses has been left to the vice-chancellors and institution heads.

However, for state universities and colleges, the respective state governments were asked to take a call.

The universities and colleges were asked to plan the opening of campuses in a phased manner, with measures that adhere to COVID-19 norms, including social distancing, use of face masks and other protective measures.

As per the UGC guidelines, students and staff are advised not to visit areas falling within containment zones.

Source: PTI

Also read: Uttar Pradesh: Schools reopen after seven months

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