Published: 11th September 2021
Unabated by the high caseload, Kerala schedules reopening of colleges from October 4. Here are the measures put in place
Though classes will be held on alternate days, teachers will be present on all working days in colleges
Classes for colleges in Kerala will be held in shifts on alternate days as a precautionary measure against COVID when higher educational institutions reopen on October 4 for final year degree and PG students. A decision to this effect was taken at an online meeting Higher Education Minister R Bindu had with around principals of around 400 colleges.
After assessing the COVID situation, a decision will be taken on resuming classes for students of other classes. Though classes will be held on alternate days, teachers will be present on all working days in colleges. A detailed order on the conduct of classes was issued earlier this year when colleges reopened for a brief period. A similar order will be issued soon.
A decision on shift timings will be taken by the principal of the institution in consultation with the college council. If needed, classes will be held for PG students on all days as batch strength is only around 20. The minister said a special Covid vaccination drive will be conducted at the institution level so that students are administered at least one dose of the vaccine before college reopening. Covid jagratha samithis will be set up in all colleges. Use of sanitiser and masks will be made compulsory and handwash facilities will be provided.