All non-agricultural universities and colleges in Maharashtra will be closed until February 15, announces Minister Uday Samant

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Amid the exponential increase in COVID 19 and Omicron Variant cases in Maharashtra, the state’s non-agricultural and technical university colleges will be closed until February 15. Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant, who on Tuesday held a virtual marathon meeting with the Divisional commissioners, district collectors and vice-chancellors said on Wednesday the decision was made for student safety and that it would also apply to reputable, private and self-funded universities of the State.

Samant said that in view of the safety of the students, all colleges will take the exams online. All universities have agreed to hold the exams online.

” Considering the connectivity issues in some districts like Jalgaon, Nanded, offline exams will be organized in these districts. All universities have been tasked with setting up student helplines. However, as a result of poor internet connection or power supply issues, if students cannot take the exams online, they shouldn’t worry as they will have another chance to take their exams in order that they do not lose their academic year, ”he added. . Additionally, if students cannot take the online exam if they are infected with the pandemic or due to family members affected by the virus, they will have the option to take their exams.

In addition, Samant said the government also made the decision to close all hostels affiliated with various colleges by giving students notice. These hostels will be closed for a specified period and universities will implement it within their respective jurisdictions. However, hostels for foreign students will not be closed.

Posted on: Wednesday January 05, 2022 6:37 PM IST

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