After a break of over nine months since the coronavirus-induced lockdown, regular classes for first and second-year college students in Karnataka would resume on January 14. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, who holds the higher education portfolio, asked the Vice-Chancellors of all the government and private universities, senior officials of several departments, including higher education, to suggest a date for resumption of the classes.
The Vice-Chancellors attended a meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister, and all of them were unanimous that the government should start the offline classes.
Mr. Narayan asked them to suggest a date, and based on their submission, the date to start classes would be announced. This applies to first and second-year degree, post-graduation, diploma, and engineering students.
The offline or regular classes for Class 10, second-year pre-university, final-year degree, and postgraduate students have already started and are running successfully. By taking this success into account, it has been decided to reopen the remaining classes as well, he said.
Regarding the students’ bus passes, Mr. Narayan said the confusion would be cleared soon by discussing with another Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who holds the transport portfolio.