Uttar Pradesh: Colleges and Universities to re-open, 50% attendance on rotational basis permitted

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Highlights for Colleges and Universities to re-open in UP:

The Uttar Pradesh state government is all set to re-open the colleges and universities from 23rd November onwards in the State. However, the educational institutions need to follow the SOPs and the guidelines issued by the state government for the prevention of the spread of the Covid-19. Only 50% of the total students are permitted to attend the in-person classes on a rotational basis.

Mumbai: In accordance with the official announcement, from 23rd November 2020 onwards, all colleges and universities in UP are set to re-open for students. The physical or in-person classes will be conducted by strictly adhering to the guidelines prescribed by the government.

However, the Uttar Pradesh state government has allowed only 50 per cent of the total students to attend the classes. These students will thus be attending classes on a rotational basis. This arrangement is done as a part of the various precautionary measures undertaken against the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes will be resuming in-person after nearly 8 months as all the educational institutions were closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic outbreak.

The UP state government has also issued guidelines and the SOPs in line with its decision to re-open the colleges and universities. These guidelines and SOPs are necessary in order to ensure the safety of the students, teachers and staff members from Covid-19.

Lately, Monika Garg, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education, had issued the orders to all district magistrates and registrars of universities, directing higher educational institutions to resume in-person classes on a rotational basis and also in a phased manner.

The UP state government has also instructed the institutions to ensure the wearing of face masks, using hand sanitizers, thermal screening and maintaining social distancing so as to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The students will also not be permitted to share books, notes, stationery and laptops. Also, the students and teachers living in the containment zones will not be able to attend the classes.

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Neha Jain

Neha Jain is a teacher and a content writer with a good understanding of Education sector in India.

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