Bengaluru: Physical classes for all degree, PG, diploma courses to open from Jan 15

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Bengaluru, Jan 11: Physical classes for all the remaining grades of degree, post-graduate, engineering and diploma courses in the State will be opened from January 15.

Deputy chief minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, who is also the minister for higher education, announced after holding a high-level meeting with officials of several departments in Bengaluru on Monday.

Offline classes for the final year students of the above course were commenced on November 17, 2020, and have been running successfully. There was a demand to start the classes from students of remaining grades also, Dr Narayan said.

Considering the demand for the opening of physical classes and in the best interest of the students the decision, he said the decision for the opening of the classes for all remaining grades of degree, post-graduate, engineering and diploma courses have been taken.

Hostels for all the students will be opened simultaneously and also the bus pass facility will be provided, he emphasized. All precautionary measures including COVID test in colleges, sanitization, maintaining social distance have been taken care of as per COVID 19 guidelines, Narayan said.

“Arrangements have been made to enable disbursal of student bus passes in an expeditious manner and transport department has agreed to this. The colleges are directed to establish contact with officials of the bus depots of their limits and coordinate with regard to providing bus passes,’’ the Deputy Chief Minister said.

NCC and NSS training in the colleges have also been allowed. NCC exams also need to be conducted and to enable this, it has been decided to organize short-term camps. It has been allowed to conduct 3 days camp for the B-Certificate exam and 5 days camp for the C-Certificate examination.

The higher education minister said the social welfare and backward classes department has been asked to come out with separate Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s) to be followed in hostels and also another set of SOP’s for the library, canteen, during academic and cultural activities and sports meets have been framed.

Offline Examination - Time table soon:

It has also been decided to conduct paper and pen mode of examination (offline exam) all across on a common date after consultations with all the vice-chancellors of state-run and private universities. The date of examination will be announced shortly, he informed. 

Kumar Naik, ACS, department of higher education, Javed Akthar, ACS, department of health, Rashmi Mahesh, principal secretary, department of backward classes, P Pradeep, commissioner, department of collegiate education, Ravikumara Surapur, commissioner, department of social welfare, Vasanth Kumar, commissioner, department of backward classes and other senior officials attended the meeting.

T V Mohandas Pai conferred a doctorate

At another function held in the Raj Bhavan, Governor Vajubhai Vala conferred the Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) to Padmashree T V Mohandas Pai, chairman Manipal Global Education given by Rani Channamma University, Belagavi.

The Governor is the chancellor of the Rani Channamma University, Belagavi.

Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, deputy chief minister and Prof M Ramachandra Gowda were present during the occasion.





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