Hours after Chhattisgarh Cabinet decided to start offline classes for students in the schools and colleges across the state from Monday, Department of Higher Education issued circular to the universities asking them to comply with the Cabinet decision.
The Department of Higher Education (DHE), however, made it clear that online classes will continue along with offline classes. Students not interested to come to their colleges/institutes for offline classes cannot be compelled. It is upto the students to decide whether they will prefer offline classes.
The Department also made it clear that the colleges and educational institutions should adhere to the guidelines being issued by the state government as far as Covid-19 is concerned. If any student found suffering from cold, cough, fever and sneezing then he/she must not be allowed to sit in the classrooms and his/her Corona test is mandatory, said Higher Education Secretary Dhananjay Dewangan.
Meanwhile, Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (PRSU) Registrar Dr Girish Kant Pandey said that the university will take necessary steps for reopening of colleges affiliated to the university. “We will take necessary measures to comply with all the decisions taken by the Cabinet and the Department of Higher Education. We will try to ensure students coming to the colleges remain safe,” said Dr Pandey.