Karnataka’s deputy prime minister and higher education minister CN Ashwathnarayan announced that face-to-face tuition for state colleges will resume from October, through to online tuition starting September 1, when the academic session begins.
In a series of tweets, the minister, who also owns the IT & BT and skills development portfolios, said: “We have decided to use the online medium to get all academic activities rolling as needed from next month onwards Take some final exams in September. ”
Although Ashwathnarayan provided a schedule for resumption of teaching, he warned the state of detailed guidelines from the center for resuming offline teaching and said the state would follow any additional instructions on this matter.
Ashwathnarayan stated that the state government had worked with the sole intention of ensuring that the interests of the students were protected: “As soon as the academic year begins, the final exams will be scheduled for all undergraduate, graduate and engineering students. Residue checks are carried out accordingly. “
If the government implements the plan, the state will likely be the first in the country to reopen in-person courses and academic coaching. Usually, the academic year for colleges in the state starts in June, which has been delayed this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.