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Karnataka deputy chief minister C N Ashwath Narayan

K’taka: Physical classes in higher educational institutes begin

July 26, 2021

Physical classes began in higher education institutions in Karnataka from today (July 26) following all Covid -19 protocols. All university and college classes, engineering, polytechnic classes will begin today, Karnataka deputy chief minister C N Ashwath Narayan had announced on Sunday. 

“Students who have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine are eligible to attend the regular classes and staff should also have received vaccination at least once,” Narayan said.

The students must submit a consent letter duly signed by their parents in the prescribed format, the minister said.

Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) and guidelines have been issued and educational institutions will have to strictly follow them. Physical distance between students inside classes and also during entry and exit of classes should be maintained, said the DCM, who also holds the portfolio of Higher Education. 

The institutions should take into account the total number of students and available number of classrooms and accordingly make arrangements to maintain the physical distance, he said, adding students who are not willing to attend physical classes shall continue to attend online classes and contact classes will be conducted to facilitate getting any doubts clarified.

The minister also said that 74 percent of students who are above 18 have been vaccinated and the remaining will be vaccinated soon.

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