Mumbai Colleges to Remain Closed as COVID-19 Cases Increased in Maharashtra

Most of the colleges and universities in Mumbai remain shut due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra. The educational institutional authorities have said that restarting physical classes for students will be risky and it could lead to a further rise in COVID-19 positive cases. Several institutes have revived the physical classes for final year students considering the upcoming end-term exams in April and May 2021. All these institutes have closed the college premises again in view of the safety of the students and the staff.

Even after closing several colleges in Mumbai due to the hike in the COVID-19 cases, the state hasn’t given proper directions regarding the functioning of higher educational institutes in the state. As a result, Maharashtra turned out to be one of the worst COVID-hit states in the country. As of now, the colleges have once again started teaching the students via online mode in Mumbai. The online classes will be continued till the COVID-19 situation in the state comes under control. The concerned authorities haven’t announced the resumption of physical classes till now.

Mumbai Colleges to Remain Closed as COVID-19 Cases Increased in Maharashtra

Due to the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the authorities in Pune have levied a partial lockdown till 14th March. Some of the educational institutes such as the schools and colleges will remain shut to curb the further spread of the pandemic. In Pune, the officials have imposed a night curfew due to the rise in the COVID-19 cases across Mumbai city. Several cities in Maharashtra had reopened the schools in their regions for higher classes considering the upcoming board exams. However, the students are currently challenging the government to revive online classes.

There were several rumors regarding the cancellation of the 10th class examinations. Varsha Gaikwad, the school education minister of Maharashtra said that the board exams in the state will be organized as per the schedule issued by the officials in a written format. A COVID-19 committee has been set up in the state to make sure that the board exams for the 10th and 12th classes are held considering the safety of the students. The first meeting of the committee was held on 5th March 2021.

All the colleges in Mumbai were reopened in February with 50 percent attendance in classrooms by following proper social distancing measures. As of now, different colleges are preferring online classes for the safety of the students. Maharashtra has reported thousands of fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Since October 2020, there is an exponential rise in the COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra. The state also witnessed 83 deaths from contagious diseases and the total cases reached 52478. 

After counting the total active cases on Sunday, the rise in the positive cases reached 97983. However, the recovery rate remains at 93.17 percent. The fatality rate has decreased to 2.36 percent in Maharashtra. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest educational news such as the exam time tables, results, and more.

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