Unlock 3 Guidelines: Schools, colleges shut till August 31

Unlock 3 Guidelines: Schools, colleges shut till August 31 Unlock 3 Guidelines: Schools and colleges to stay shut till August 31.
Team Careers360 | Jul 29, 2020 - 7:29 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The ministry of home affairs on Wednesday released a fresh batch of guidelines on managing the coronavirus pandemic. However, as per instructions on the MHA press release, educational institutions are to remain shut till August 31.

The MHA's "Unlock 3 guidelines" says: "After extensive consultation with states and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020."

While this implies states and Union Territories still consider it too risky to reopen institutions during the coronavirus pandemic, the University Grants Commission's guidelines still require them to hold final-year examinations for college and university students. However, the UGC guidelines have been challenged in the Supreme Court.

Several higher education institutions are also serving as COVID-19 quarantine centres or have been pressed into service in the fight against the pandemic in other ways. By May, there were already around 600 institutions that had been converted.

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