Mysuru: As per the latest update, the Karnataka government is planning to reopen colleges in the state for all Post-Graduate and Under-Graduate students from November 2020.

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan had informed reporters that the state government is considering a plan to reopen colleges in the state from next month.

However, he also added that the final decision on the matter will be taken only after evaluating all risks involved and keeping safety and well-being of students and teachers, both, as its top priority.

The announcement was made by Ashwath after he attended the centenary convocation of the Mysore University in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated through video conferencing.

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Briefing the media Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister said that “"The government is preparing to start the offline graduate classes from November. Shortly a decision will be taken after discussing with Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and other officials concerned.”

Colleges in the state have been shut for nearly 6 months now since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Since then, the situation in the state has been quite uncertain because of a steady rise in the number of cases. However, with the Central Government allowing reopening of schools and colleges amid strict precautionary guidelines, the state government is now mulling the idea to start the regular courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students.