Parental consent a must; students can choose online/classroom mode: DCM
Degree colleges in Karnataka are set to reopen from November 17.
A decision in this regard was taken on Friday after Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa chaired a meeting of Higher Education Department officials. Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, who also holds the portfolio for Higher Education, attended the meeting.
It was also decided to hold a meeting with managements of graduate and post-graduate institutions to frame guidelines to be followed strictly during college hours.
ಸಭೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @drashwathcn, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸುಧಾರಣೆಗಳ ಸಲಹೆಗಾರರು ಹಾಗೂ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ತಜ್ಞ ಪ್ರೊ.ಎಂ.ಆರ್.ದೊರೆಸ್ವಾಮಿ, ಪ್ರಧಾನಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಜಿ.ಎನ್. ಕುಮಾರ್ ನಾಯಕ್, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಆಯುಕ್ತ ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದರು. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/6V8IlZGm5r— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) October 23, 2020
Later, speaking to reporters, Ashwath Narayan said degree and engineering diploma colleges would restart from November 17.
“The online/offline option is left to the student. College managements have been instructed to maintain a register of students attending classes with the consent of their parents. Guidelines will also be framed for students who wish to stay in the hostels,” he added.
📣— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) October 23, 2020
Colleges in Karnataka will reopen for classes from November 17.
This decision is an outcome of a review meeting held under the leadership of CM @BSYBJP. Reopening of all Graduate, PG, Diploma & Engineering Colleges was discussed with all concerned departments’ officials.
All safety measures shall be followed in accordance with UGC’s #COVID19 Guidelines. A Task Force will be instituted at each District and College level to seamlessly implement the same.@CMofKarnataka— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) October 23, 2020
The DCM said, “Practical classes have been given first priority and colleges are being started as per UGC rules. A taskforce will be formed at every college. A DC-led committee will be formed for each district. A parental consent letter is compulsory, and no student will be forced to attend offline classes.”
Higher Education Department Principal Secretary G Kumar Nayak, College Education Department Commissioner Pradeep and Higher Education Advisor Doreswami were present.