Following the closure of schools for Classes 9, 10 and 11, the State government on Monday issued a GO to shut universities and colleges from Tuesday.
An order issued by chief secretary Rajeev Ranjan said colleges should complete all practical classes and practical exams before 31 March . They have been asked to conduct end semester exams only in online mode.
In view of the recent spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, the chief secretary conducted a videoconference with vice-chancellors, director of public health and preventive medicine and other health officials.
“Following the spike in Covid-19 cases and to avoid students and the general public getting affected, all higher educational institutions functioning under higher education department and deemed universities will conduct online classes for six days a week from 23 March . The government issued orders to complete practical exams for science, engineering and polytechnic final year students before 31 March and conduct end semester exams only in online mode,” Rajeev Ranjan said.