Karnataka: Physical classes for higher education institutions set to resume from July 26

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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan on Sunday said the physical classes in higher education institutions are all set to resume from July 26 (Monday) as announced earlier, adhering to the COVID-19 norm. This is applicable to all the years of degree, post-graduation (PG), engineering and polytechnic colleges.

“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.

Students who are willing to attend off-line classes have to submit the consent letter duly signed by parents in the prescribed format, he was quoted as saying by his office in a release.

Noting that the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) has been issued and institutions have been issued strictly follow it, the DCM who also hold Higher Education portfolio said, while conducting physical classes, the physical distance between person to person should be maintained at all times during the class hours including entry and exit of the students.

Narayan also said that 74 per cent students, who are above 18 have been vaccinated and the remaining will be inoculated soon.