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Maharashtra: Colleges to reopen from Oct 20, students to be fully-vaccinated | Education

All the universities and universities in Maharashtra can conduct bodily lessons from October 20 and students should be totally vaccinated so as to attend the classroom periods, state Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant mentioned on Wednesday.

All the universities and universities in Maharashtra can conduct bodily lessons from October 20 and students should be totally vaccinated so as to attend the classroom periods, state Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant mentioned on Wednesday. He made the announcement whereas talking to reporters right here. 

The determination comes within the wake of faculties throughout the state resuming bodily periods for lessons 5 to 12 on October 4 after being shut for over one-and-a-half years due to the pandemic. 

“All the non-agricultural colleges, state-run universities, deemed universities, self-financed universities and colleges affiliated to them can start holding physical classes from October 20. The teaching as well as non-teaching staff should complete their vaccination on priority,” Samant mentioned. 

“Only the students who have taken both the doses can attend the classes. Those students who are yet to complete their vaccination against COVID-19 should get it on priority by coordinating with their respective colleges,” he added. 

The determination associated to what number of students ought to attend a category would be taken after discussing the matter with the native authorities empowered underneath the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Every college ought to situation the usual working procedures (SOPs) to the universities affiliated to it, he mentioned. 

A proposal to enable college-going students to board native trains in Mumbai and neighbouring areas will be submitted earlier than the state chief secretary quickly, the minister mentioned. 

Those students who want to keep on the hostel will be intimated by their faculty administration. The schools are supposed to talk about the problem with the officers of upper and technical training officers relating to the opening of hostels for students, he added. Maharashtra has been witnessing a gentle decline in an infection instances and fatalities over the previous few days. 

On Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 recovery rate stood at 97.36 per cent.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.

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