Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Uday Samand has announced that colleges and universities in the state will be allowed to open from February 15.
Colleges and other educational institutions in Maharashtra have been closed since March last year due to Govt-19. On February 1, Chief Minister Uttam Thackeray held discussions with the Vice Chancellors regarding the opening of colleges in the state. It was expected that the closing dates of the colleges would be announced as a result of this discussion. However, the Minister of Higher Education announced that a decision on the opening of colleges would be taken in a couple of days.
In addition, the State Government has given permission to open schools for classes 5 to 12 in other parts of the state except for the city of Mumbai. Colleges and universities conduct lessons online for their students. States across the country have issued various safety procedures for teachers and students regarding the opening of schools and colleges.
Following this, Maharashtra Higher Education and Technology Minister Uday Samand announced that colleges and universities in the state would be reopened from February 15. He also said that classes should be based on rotation and only 50% of students attend at a time.