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Mumbai: As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Maharashtra, colleges and universities will stay closed till February 15, 2022. Meanwhile, the examinations will be conducted virtually as per the schedule.
Uday Samant who is the Higher & Technical Education Minister of Maharashtra on Wednesday informed regarding the closure of colleges and COVID-19 situation in the state. He said, "Amid rising COVID cases, Maharashtra government to discontinue physical classes in colleges, universities till February 15. All exams in the said institutions to be conducted online till February 15."
The minister earlier informed that the decision regarding the safety measures against sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the state will be announced on January 5. He tweeted, "Today, a meeting was held online with all the Divisional Commissioners, all the District Collectors, all the Vice-Chancellors, each district was reviewed about COVID 19, students, parents, professors and staff discussed about safety. A decision in this regard will be taken tomorrow evening. Let's announce at 4.00."
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday instructed schools in Mumbai to hold virtual or online classes for standard 1 to 9 and 11 for the rest of January. Meanwhile, the classes for standard 10 and 12 will continue in physical mode due to the board examination.