Karnataka authorities on Saturday made it clear that it might not maintain again any examination or cease tutorial actions resulting from COVID-19.

“The examinations at university-level, including degree, post-graduation, engineering, diploma and all other courses, will be conducted as per schedule. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan told reporters in Bengaluru.

Narayan, who holds the higher education portfolio, said the academic activities for the year 2021-22 have already been delayed and there should not be further delay. If delayed, the cycle of course period, test, results, employment, further studies would get cut, he said.

Measures have been taken to ensure the academic activities for the year 2021-22 are not affected, he said. “After the completion of the examinations which can be being performed now, there shall be no summer time holidays.

Functioning of the lessons will start instantly and there shall be each offline and on-line lessons,” he said. Online classes would be started quite early, Narayan said adding: It would be mandatory for students either to attend online or offline classes.

He, however, said the universities and colleges have to follow the standard operating procedure to check the spread of the disease. According to him, the Integrated Learning Management System (LMS) has already been implemented in view of COVID-19.

“Students are facilitated to study from the places wherever they’re and a pair of.70 lakh pill PCs have been distributed,” Narayan identified.

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