Karnataka to conduct regular offline classes and exams will be held as per schedule: Deputy CM

By Rabia Shireen

Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan confirmed that regular offline classes would continue in colleges in the state. The semester examinations also would be conducted offline as per the schedule. Colleges in Karnataka would continue to remain open.

Deputy Chief Minister conducted a meeting to determine the COVID-19 situation in the state on Tuesday. While the state has seen an outburst in the cases, Deputy CM informed that it’s concluded to continue with regular classes but with strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs as laid out by the state for COVID-19.

“We discussed the possible impact of the second wave of COVID-19 on the academic activities. The same would be communicated to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa,” Narayan said in a statement.

The decision comes after Tamil Nadu recently suspended all offline classes in the universities. Telangana also instructed the closure of all schools and colleges to be closed from today until further orders.

As for Karnataka, the cases continue to see a spike with a steady rise in cases. The daily infection crossed the 2000 mark on Tuesday after a gap of over three months. As for COVID in educational institutes, 45 new cases were reported from the Manipal Institute of Technology on Sunday. The district administration has concluded to test all 5800 students quarantined on the campus and in all the containment zone.

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