Maharashtra Colleges To Reopen From Feb 15 At 50% Attendance

Maharashtra Colleges To Reopen: Higher and Technical Education Minister announced that colleges and universities will reopen from February 15.

Anoushka Das
Feb 03, 2021 13:50 IST
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Maharashtra Colleges To Reopen: Maharashtra's Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant announced that colleges and universities will reopen from February 15 with 50 per cent attendance.

Maharashtra's educational institutions have remained shut since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the colleges and universities will be re-opening, the 75 per cent compulsory attendance criteria will not be followed. Students will attend their classes on a rotational basis. The minister had earlier said that he would make his decision on reopening these institutions in a day or two. 

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The SOPs for the same will be released shortly. All institutions will have to strictly abide by all the COVID-19 regulations. 

University Vice-chancellors Demand For Restarting colleges and universities 

The vice-chancellors of various public universities of Maharashtra had held a meeting with the governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari. During the virtual meeting, they demanded reopening of higher educational institutions. They were in favour of resuming physical classroom teaching. 


The governor had found the Maharashtra government's reluctance to reopen colleges and universities 'ironical'. He said that if schools for classes V-VIII can be reopened, colleges should not be excused. 

Most Indian States Have Restarted Physical Classes

Schools in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujrat, Telangana, Haryana and Meghalaya reopened on February 1. Most of these states have decided on resuming classes for students who are going to give their board examinations. Some of them have also reopened schools for students who are in the 6th and 8th grades. Maharashtra Colleges To Reopen

Furthermore, the Uttar Pradesh government has already given orders to restart schools for children from class 6 onwards in the next ten days. Read more about the same here

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