The Karnataka government is making preparations to reopen the colleges in the state from November. The final decision regarding the reopening of colleges would be taken keeping in mind the safety of the students and staff amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan stated that the final decision regarding the resumption of undergraduate and postgraduate classes will be announced by the government shortly. Meanwhile, online classes are being conducted for the students.
The schools and colleges in the state of Karnataka have been shut since March due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the extension of the nationwide lockdown. The classes for all the students are being conducted online.
The Deputy Chief Minister expressed his content with the success of online classes in the state of Karnataka amid the ongoing pandemic situation. He also said that digital learning and teaching has been going in the state beyond expectations.
He asked students to take maximum advantage of the online classes that are being conducted by schools and colleges. On the new National Education Policy (NEP), he said the state government was gearing up to implement it in stages.
Mr Narayan said “The task force constituted to recommend the implementation of NEP has already submitted its first report. The new education policy will be implemented in a phased manner by 2021 after making all the arrangements,”.