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Colleges in Mumbai & other Maharashtra districts to commence academic year from November 1

All Maharashtra colleges have been directed to commence their academic session from November 1, albeit digitally. On Monday, the State Higher and Technical Minister, Uday Samant, clarified that resumption of physical classes at educational institutes poses a high risk, especially with the impending fear of the third wave rise. The decision regarding the reopening of colleges for offline lectures will be taken as per the pandemic status in November.

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Mumbai colleges to reopen partially from Feb 15; safety and travel still a hurdle

All colleges in Maharashtra have been directed to resume offline, physical lectures for students from February 15, with 50% attendance. However, this decision has met with sharp retaliation from students and colleges in capital Mumbai, who have listed travel, safety, sanitisation as hurdles, questioning the feasibility of the directive.

Though the state has announced that colleges have to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to ensure student and staff safety, no concrete plan has been chalked out by the state or MU, claimed colleges in Mumbai.

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Circular entailing details of online classes issued by Mumbai University

After multiple objections over the lack of structure and suddenness of the establishment of online classes by various colleges across the state, Mumbai University issued a circular on August 24 entailing detailed directives to smoothly transform classes onto a digital forum.

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