School Reopening News 2021 Live Updates: Know when schools will reopen in Maharashtra, Kerala and other states

As the Covid-19 cases are declining in the country, states are planning to reopen schools. Check the state wise school reopening plans here.

School Reopening News 2021 Live Updates: Know when schools will reopen in Maharashtra, Kerala and other states
Apoorva Singh | Aug 26, 2021 - 6:48 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Schools across the nation have been shut down since mid-March last year due to Covid-19. Educational institutions have been relying on online classes for more than a year now. Students are eagerly waiting to know when will schools reopen. Since there has been a decrease in the Covid-19 cases for the past few months, schools are mulling over resuming offline classes and reopeningschools.
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Some states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka have now decided to reopen the schools. The Karnataka government has also allowed schools to reopen for Classes 9 to 12 from August 23. Schools in Delhi have reopened from August 9 for Classes 10 to 12 for admission-related work.

In the past year, schools have witnessed a massive transition in terms of mode of study. From offline classes to online classes students have experienced a major shift. The board exams have also been cancelled this year.

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in a recent issues circular said "Students of class 10 to 12 in the city are permitted to visit their schools from August 9 (Monday) for admission-related work including counselling, guidance and practical activities for board exam. Health checkups and referral services situated in schools or conducted from there can resume. Children of all age may visit these centres accompanied by their parents or guardians.”

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Get all the latest information on School reopening news in India here. Know when will school reopen in Delhi, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, UP, and other states. Get the state wise school reopening status and all other details here.

Aug. 26, 2021 | 06:48 PM IST

School reopening in Assam latest update

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam has announced a major update on the reopening of Schools. Classes from the HS level will resume in the first week of September 2021. Detailed SOP regarding the school reopening will be released on or before August 31, 2021. 

Aug. 20, 2021 | 10:23 AM IST

Karnataka School reopening update

The Karnataka government has given permission to reopen schools, however a section of school management said that parent are not willing to send their students to school, as per reported by Times of India.

Aug. 19, 2021 | 05:09 PM IST

Offline schools may be closed, if COVID-19 situation worsens: UP school reopening update

Uttar Pradesh government has reopened the schools for offline classes. Also, the attendance for students is not mandatory and schools can be closed again if the COVID-10 situation worsens in the state. 

As NDTV reported, "In UP, the present atmosphere is sufficiently secure but if there is any indication of any concern (regarding COVID-19), we can also close schools," said Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma 

Aug. 19, 2021 | 10:13 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh school reopening of Class 1 to 8

The Uttar Pradesh government decided to reopen offline classes for 1 to 8 class students after observing the decline in COVID-19 curve. The schools for students 6 to 8 will open from August 23, while schools for classes 1 to 5 will reopen from September 01, reported by AAJ TAK news,

Aug. 19, 2021 | 10:09 AM IST

Tamil Nadu school reopening update

As per latest update on Tamil Nadu school reopening, the offline classes will begin from September 1. This reopening of schools will be for students of Class 9 to 12 following all COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines. The SOPs has been released by the government, only 50% attendance will be allowed in schools, as per Times Now News.

Aug. 18, 2021 | 10:16 AM IST

Update on school reopening in Tamil Nadu

The government is planning to reopen schools for Class 9 to 12 students from September 1. The final decision on reopening of schools will be taken on August 20, 2021, as Times Now News reported.

Aug. 18, 2021 | 10:04 AM IST

UP School reopen news: UPMSP offline exams

Uttar Pradesh government allowed to reopen schools on August 16, 2021. Also, the UP Board announced the UPMSP improvement examination dates, the exam will be conducted from September 18, 2021 for UP board Class 10 and 12. READ MORE.

Aug. 17, 2021 | 07:53 PM IST

When will School Reopen in Rajasthan?

The Rajasthan government has decided that the schools in the state will reopen from September 12, 2021. Schools both government and private have started preparing for COVID-19 SOPs, reported Indian Express. As per the order, schools will reopen with 50% capacity.  Both teaching and non-teaching staff should have received the first dose of vaccination.  

Aug. 17, 2021 | 03:43 PM IST

Karnataka to resume offline Classes for 9 to 12 from August 23

Karnataka School Reopening: Karnataka government will reopen the schools for Classes 9 to 12 from August 23, 2021 following COVID-19 guidelines, reported Indian Express. As per the report, the students will be divided into small batches. The number of each batch would be between 15-20 students. The Department of Primary and Secondary Education has taken this decision to contain the COVID-19 in the schools. 

Aug. 17, 2021 | 01:30 PM IST

Schools reopen in Uttarakhand for Classes 6 to 8

Schools have reopened in Uttarakhand for Classes 6 to 8 from Monday during the second phase of school reopening in the state, reported The Times of India. Meanwhile, several private schools are yet to start their physical Classes for 6 to 8. Schools for Classes 9 to 12 had started offline classes from August 2, 2021, across the state. 

Aug. 17, 2021 | 12:15 PM IST

School Reopening in Uttar Pradesh: Offline Classes for 6 to 8 to resume from August 23

Uttar Pradesh government has decided that the classes for 6 to 8 will resume offline Classes from August 23, 2021. Classes for 1 to 5 will reopen from September 1, 2021, reported Livemint. The government had already  resumed offline classes for secondary, higher secondary, technical, and vocational education institutions with 50% capacity in the state, 


Aug. 17, 2021 | 10:57 AM IST

When will school reopen in Jammu and Kashmir?

Schools across Jammu and Kashmir have been ordered to remain closed till further orders. Last week, the authorities decided to keep the schools across the union territory including coaching centres closed till further orders. However, students were allowed to take part in Independence Day celebrations held in different parts following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

Aug. 17, 2021 | 10:39 AM IST

School Reopening in Odisha: Physical classes remain open for Class 9

Schools across Odisha reopened for students of class 9 from August 16. Both government and private schools have started physical classes for the academic session 2021-22. As per the circular, classes start at 9 am and continued till 12.30 pm with no recess or lunch hour.

Aug. 16, 2021 | 05:05 PM IST

List of states reopened school in India

Here's list of states that reopened schools:

  • Punjab
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Bihar
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Jharkhand

Several other states are also gearing up to reopen school soon.

Aug. 16, 2021 | 11:24 AM IST

When school will reopen in Tamil Nadu?

As per Tamil Nadu school reopening news, Tamil Nadu will resume offline classes for students from Class 9 to 12 from September 1. Tamil Nadu medical colleges reopens from August 16, 2021 i.e. today.

Aug. 16, 2021 | 11:20 AM IST

When will school reopen in Andhra Pradesh?

As per latest update on school reopening in AP, the government has decided to reopen schools for intermediate or class 12. Attendance has not been made mandatory for offline classes yet and online classes would continue.

Aug. 16, 2021 | 11:18 AM IST

When will school reopen Bihar?

As per School reopen in Bihar today news, the government has allowed to reopen schools for Class 1 to 8. Schools have to strict COVID-19 guildlines to endure the safety of the students and staff.

Aug. 16, 2021 | 11:14 AM IST

School reopening in Uttar Pradesh

As per latest update on UP school reopen news, Uttar Pradesh government allowed school to resume physical classes on August 16 i.e. today for higher and intermediate classes. Only 50% capacity of students would be allowed to attend schools as per an order by the government. 

Aug. 13, 2021 | 05:46 PM IST

schools reopening decision will be taken by local officials: Varsha Gaikwad

Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad said that school reopening decision for more classes will be taken by local officials. READ MORE.

Aug. 13, 2021 | 03:03 PM IST

Punjab Government to regulate private play schools

The Punjab Government has notified the NCPCR guidelines. The state government will recognise private play schools, control the fees they charge and hear complaints against them via the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR). Read More.  

Aug. 13, 2021 | 01:09 PM IST

When will school reopen in Rajasthan

Minister of school education, Govind Singh Dotasr tweeted,  "Taking a big decision in the interest of students today, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has decided to open schools, colleges and coaching institutes from 1st September 2021. At present, all schools from class 9 to class 12 will open with 50% capacity. The Education Department will soon issue a detailed guideline in this regard." READ MORE.

Aug. 13, 2021 | 12:54 PM IST

When will school reopen in India

As the schools reopen in states across India, several students have tested Covid-19 positive in Himachal Pradesh, increasing the risk of infection among citizens, as reported by Indian Today.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 05:56 PM IST

School reopening in Rajasthan

"Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he will decide on the date and nature of the school opening," Students are still waiting for update on Rajasthan school reopening. Dates are expected to be out soon.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 04:03 PM IST

States to reopen school soon

Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep all began classes in the first week of August, and Uttar Pradesh plans to restart classes from August 16, 2021. Tamil Nadu is also planning to reopen schools soon.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 02:46 PM IST

When will school reopen in Maharashtra

Maharashtra schools to reopen from August 17, 2021, government has released SOP to be followed by schools. The schools will resume from next week onwards for classes 5 to 12 in rural areas and for classes 8 to 12 in urban areas. Staff and students, vaccination has been made compulsory, as reported by Hindustan Times.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 01:10 PM IST

When are schools reopening in your state?

The reopening of schools in each state depends on various factors such as COVID-19 situation, lockdown effect, and others. Most of the states are planning to reopen school with alternate or half capacity. Also, the attendance is not compulsory, states are observing the situation carefully.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 12:09 PM IST

When will school reopen in West Bengal

Schools in West Bengal are expected to reopen soon, the government is working on how and when to reopen schools in West Bengal. 

Aug. 11, 2021 | 11:06 AM IST

When will school reopen in Rajasthan

"After discussing all the aspects in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee constituted to prepare a detailed SOP regarding the opening of the school, the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he will decide on the date and nature of the school opening," the Rajasthan’s Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra tweeted. Students are still waiting for update on Rajasthan school reopening.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 10:07 AM IST

When will school reopen in Kerala

The Kerala government is planning to reopen schools in a phased manner after vaccinating students against COVID-19. As per NDTV, "Once we get necessary approval of the union government and concerned COVID-19 expert committees and agencies, the state government will consider the option of reopening the schools in a phased manner," General Education minister V Sivankutty said.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 09:16 AM IST

World Health Organization (WHO) on school reopening

Countries need to consider gradual reopening of schools, because long time closure of schools is impacting not only education but also the social and mental health of children, World Health Organization South East Asia regional director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh told Economic Times.

Aug. 10, 2021 | 08:37 PM IST

When will school reopen in Bangalore 2021?

The Karnataka government has decided to reopen schools in Karnataka for Classes 9 to 12 from August 23 in two stages.  

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, "We have decided to do it in two stages. In the first stage, class 9,10, also 11th and 12th (I and II PUC) classes will start from August 23." 

 

Aug. 10, 2021 | 06:08 PM IST

When will school reopen in Assam?

Assam may resume offline Classes in the state from September 1, 2021, only if there is no fresh spike in the Covid-19 cases. 

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said “Safety of life is most important but we are deliberating on the possibility of opening the final year classes in post-graduate, degree, higher secondary and Class 10 from September 1. However, we won't take a risk if Covid cases surge again or a third wave like situation arises.” 

Aug. 10, 2021 | 04:36 PM IST

School reopen in Rajasthan latest news today 2021

Rajasthan Government has formed an expert committee. This committee will draft the SOP's which is to be followed by the schools in view of the global pandemic. 

Aug. 10, 2021 | 04:03 PM IST

School reopen in UP: Classes 6 to 12 admissions to be held until August 17

UP board has issued a notification regarding the admission of students in Classes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Students who are promoted to the next class can get admission in their respective schools by filling an application form and paying the requisite fees. They will have to submit the required documents too. The last date for UP school admission 2021 is August 17, 2021.

Aug. 10, 2021 | 02:48 PM IST

When will school reopen in Andhra Pradesh 2021

The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to reopen schools in offline mode for intermediate second-year students from August 16, 2021. The school reopened in Andhra Pradesh will be on a voluntary basis and all the Covid-19 related protocols will be followed. 

Aug. 10, 2021 | 02:16 PM IST

When will school reopen in UP in 2021 for students

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced that the schools in the state will reopen for intermediate students from August 16, 2021. The school will currently reopen with 50 percent capacity of the respective schools.

Aug. 10, 2021 | 01:57 PM IST

School reopening news in Maharashtra

Maharashtra government will reopen the schools from August 17, 2021. 

Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on School reopening said. “Offline classes will commence in rural areas for students from classes 5 to 8, while those in cities will be for students from classes 8 to 12 following Covid-19 protocols.” 

The minister further added, "On-campus classes, however, will be allowed only in the areas where Covid-19 infections are consistently low."

Aug. 10, 2021 | 01:38 PM IST

When will school reopen in Delhi for Class 8

The schools in Delhi have been reopened for classes 10 to 12 for admission-related activities. However, there is no update on the school reopening for Class 8. 

Aug. 10, 2021 | 01:16 PM IST

School reopen in Karnataka

The Karnataka government will reopen the schools in the state for students of Classes 9 to 12 from August 23. The government will soon release SOPs regarding the reopening of schools.

Aug. 10, 2021 | 12:59 PM IST

School reopening news in Delhi

The Delhi government has decided to reopen schools for students of Classes 10 to 12 for admissions, practicals for board exams, counselling, health related activities from August 9. The government has also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on School reopening.

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