The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has permitted to start the classes for the students pursuing in higher education institutes from 23rd November 2020. An official spokesperson on Tuesday said that the higher education institutions in Uttar Pradesh will begin classes from 23rd November following the key instructions of UGC.
The concerned authorities will run the classes with specific restrictions such as social distancing, using face masks, hand sanitizers, thermal scanning, and other facilities. As per the government order, all the institutes must follow the aforementioned guidelines to ensure the safety of the students and staff.
Monika Garg, the additional Chief Secretary has issued a detailed order to all the state and private universities, registrars, district magistrates to follow the guidelines, said the spokesperson. The classes will be conducted in a phased manner. He further said that all the teachers, students, employees, and others must wear identity cards mandatorily in higher educational institutions.
The institutions have been asked to prepare an academic calendar and conduct classes on a rotation basis with 50 percent of students’ strength. Previously, the UGC had notified guidelines for reopening of universities and colleges across the nation which have been shut since March considering the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision of reopening the campuses of central universities and other centrally-funded higher education institutions has been left to the vice-chancellors and heads of different departments. However, the corresponding state governments for different state universities and colleges were asked to take a call.
The universities and colleges were asked to plan the schedule to reopen the campuses in a phased manner. Some of the activities considering the COVID-19 norms must be followed by everyone. It includes social distancing, use of face masks, sanitizers, and other safety measures. According to the UGC guidelines, the students and staff are suggested not to visit areas falling within containment zones.
All the universities across the nation were closed on 16th March 2020 to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus pandemic. On 25th March 2020, the Indian Government has imposed a nationwide lockdown. For the latest educational information such as the exams, results, and more, stay in touch with this website.