Karnataka colleges, universities reopen today .
Bangalore: Karnataka has decided to reopen the colleges and universities in the state from today, January 15, for all students. The physical classes for undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, and diploma courses are resuming from today.
The colleges in Karnataka are reopening after nearly 10 months, as they were shut down in March 2020 in view of the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country and the imposition of the nationwide lockdown by the central government.
The Karnataka government has issued a list of Standard Operating Procedures
Wearing masks is compulsory for all students, teachers, and staff on college premises
College authorities will have to sanitise all common areas such as classrooms, labs, staff rooms, and other places before resuming classes
Thermal checks will be conducted for all staff and students at the entry points of the colleges. Any student with Covid-19 symptoms will be sent home immediately
All staff, students, and teachers will have to use sanitisers and wash their hands regularly while on college premises
Social distancing norms will have to be followed in all common areas, especially classrooms.
Apart from reopening the colleges and universities, the Karnataka government has also reopened the students’ hostels in the state and resume the bus service for the ease of transportation in the state once the physical classes resume.