Karnataka: Dusshera holidays for UG colleges from Oct 21 to Nov 1

October 19, 2020

Colleges in Karnataka will remain closed from October 21 to November 1 for Dusshera holidays, Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar announced recently. The undergraduate colleges would observe the Dusshera holidays in the state.

The education minister took to his official Twitter handle stating, “I have instructed the Departmental Officers to declare Dasara Leave for Undergraduate Lecturers from 21.10.2020 to 01.11.2020.”

The Karnataka Government College Teachers’ Association had appealed to the state government to allow college lecturers to work from home till the end of the month. The memorandum has been submitted to the Higher Education Department to allow lecturers to work from home.

While speaking to The Hindu, T.M. Manjunath, president of the association said, “We have completed conducting the examination and evaluation. Our lecturers are at a risk during travel and while at college. We want the government to be lenient and give us this option. We will conduct online classes for students.”

The Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had earlier ordered a three-week mid-term holiday for government, aided and unaided schools following the state board syllabus starting from October 12 to 30 in the wake of many teachers having contracted coronavirus.

He said in a statement, “I have come to know through the media about many teachers contracting Covid-19 infection, so keeping in mind the health of teachers and students, I have directed senior officials to issue an order declaring mid-term holiday for three weeks from October 12 to 30.”

However, the order is not applicable to schools following the CBSE, ICSE and international curriculum. The government also added that both online and offline classes on www.kamstv.com will be stopped as well.

Source: Times Now

Read: Karnataka: 3-week mid-term holiday for schools from Oct 12 to 30

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