Maharashtra COVID-19 unlock: important updates on reopening colleges and universities

Amid a steady decline in COVID-19 cases, the government of Maharashtra has decided to reopen colleges and universities from October 20, as students, teachers and staff are all fully vaccinated.

“All non-farm colleges, public universities, reputable universities, self-funded universities and affiliated colleges can start hosting physical classes from October 20. Both teaching and non-teaching staff should complete their vaccination as a priority, “PTI quoted Maharashtra Minister of Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant as saying.

“Only students who have taken both doses can attend classes. Students who have not yet completed their COVID-19 vaccination should receive it as a priority by coordinating with their respective colleges,” the minister said. journalists.

“Every university should publish standard operating procedures (SOPs) to its affiliated colleges,” he added.

On the issue of reopening hostels, Samant informed: “Students who need to stay at the hostel will be informed by the administration of their college. Colleges are supposed to discuss the issue with higher and technical education officials regarding the opening of student hostels.

The government is also considering submitting a proposal allowing university students to board local trains in Mumbai and neighboring areas before the chief secretary of state, he said.

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