Bengaluru: Deputy chief minister and higher education minister Ashwath Narayana CN announced that all colleges in the state will reopen from October 1. He added that the academic year for various degree courses will start from September with online classes.

According to reports, the education department is waiting for the Centre's order on conducting offline classes as well as the few degree exams to be conducted in September.

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Ashwath Narayana also said that colleges will start in October and students are expected to attend classes in person. He added that preparations are underway for this as per protocols/ guidelines on safety.

Final Year examinations will be scheduled for all undergraduate, diploma, and engineering students once the academic year starts.

"The future of students should not be jeopardised," he said.