Mumbai : deccan express – Universities-Colleges Maharashtra | Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant announced on Wednesday that colleges and universities in the state will be closed till February 15 against the backdrop of increase in COVID-19 patients in the state. He said that the step has been taken to safeguard the health of students and teachers.
The Mumbai civic body had announced that schools will remain closed till January 30.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai is increasing day by day and 10,000 new cases were reported on Tuesday. Hence, a decision had been taken to keep the schools closed for divisions from standard one to nine and standard 11.
Hence, it was being speculated that even colleges may also be closed and an announcement to this effect was made by Samant on Wednesday.
Main highlights of Samant’s announcements:
Non agricultural universities, self financed universities, technical and other colleges to remain shut till Feb 15
Online education will continue Exam will be held in online mode
If some students don’t appear for online exam, they can be allowed to appear for offline exam
A helpline will be started in colleges and universities
Colleges should shut hostels by informing students beforehand
Foreign students can stay in hostels by taking precautions
Colleges should ensure that students are vaccinated
Teaching and non-teaching staff should also get vaccinated
Online mode of education will continue with attendance of 50 per cent teachers and non-teaching staff
All these rules are applicable to all private colleges, universities and autonomous colleges
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