Karnataka: Pre-university colleges to run 50% online and offline courses from 23 August



Karnataka’s pre-university colleges (for courses equivalent to XI and XII) in Karnataka were urged to offer online and offline courses at a capacity of 50% of students after the state allowed offline courses to start. next Monday (August 23).

In accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) published by the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE), Pre-University Colleges (PU) were asked to divide students into separate batches for offline and online courses. . “This rule will apply primarily to PU colleges with enrollment over 100,” a DPUE official told The Indian Express.

“While students in the offline bundles can have classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, other participants in the online sessions can have them on Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” says the SoP.

At the same time, colleges with fewer than 100 students and with sufficient infrastructure will be allowed to work offline at full power after making sure all Covid guidelines are in place.

Meanwhile, the official clarified, “Although the government has allowed us to resume offline classes in districts only where the Covid-19 positivity rate is less than 2%, only online classes will be taught in other districts. “

Here are the other highlights mentioned in the SoP:

· The number of students who can attend offline courses should be determined taking into account the size of the classrooms.

· Letter of consent from parents / guardians required to attend classes offline.

· No students showing symptoms of Covid are allowed to enter the campus.

· All teaching and non-teaching staff, including principals and teachers, must be vaccinated.


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