Karnataka colleges reopen on Nov 17, students consent form must and staff to undergo mandatory tests

he Karnataka government on Monday released standard operating procedures (SOP) that have to be followed as colleges across the state are due to reopen from November 17  for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. All staff and students will have to undergo RT-PCR tests three days prior to the college re-opening, according to the new guidelines. The SOP says that colleges should map closest primary health centres so that students and staff can get tests done for free.

Further, respective college authorities have been asked to regularly spray and sanitise door-knobs, lift buttons, handrails, chairs and benches with disinfectants regularly.

All educational institutions in the state have been closed since mid-March when the state government announced a lockdown in wake of the pandemic followed by more stringent lockdowns announced by the union government.

Option 1. Attending Physical Classes Commencement of physical classes from November 17 Students willing to physically come to college and attend classes receive a written consent form from their parents. Prepare classroom schedules at the college level to maintain physical distance while maintaining physical distance while conducting physical classes. Conduct teaching, laboratory and project classes on palliative system if necessary.
Option 2: Practice through online classes: Conduct classes online for students who do not wish to attend physical classes. Conduct physical contact classes every day for students who wish to attend online classes to alleviate doubts or concerns about the curriculum.
It is mandatory for all the faculty to prepare the curriculum for the students of their classes for at least one month for each class by preparing telegram / WhatsApp / e-mail. Study materials should be available in the form of Video Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, E-Notes, E-Books, Audio Books and Practice Questions. The study materials must be uploaded on the college website. For students other than master’s, final year: Conducting online classes for students.
Conduct physical contact classes on a daily basis to help these students overcome doubts or concerns about the curriculum. Maintain physical distance as per prevailing guidelines and current guidelines issued by the Department of Health in terms of the total number of students and the number of classrooms available in college All faculty are required to prepare the curriculum for the students of their classes for at least one month for each Period / Session and provide it to the students via Telegram / WhatsApp / E-mail. Study materials should be available in the form of Video Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, E-Notes, E-Books, Audio Books and Practice Questions.
Student consent form
These study materials must be uploaded on the college website. All students attending online classes can stay in on-campus and off-campus hostels. General Guidelines: Sanitizing the entire building, hallway, toilet and all the furniture and textbooks in the college. Instructors, students and other staff must pass the compulsory Covid-19 (RTPCR) test 3 days in advance and attend only if the report is negative. All colleges have mapping of primary health centers near them. Identifying one student from each class and identifying one of his classmates with the goals of Kovid is to bring it to the Kovid task force. Students attending colleges must dine and drink at home and use them on their own. Lecturers must wear a mask and face shield. Libraries and canteens cannot be opened in colleges. Cultural programs in colleges cannot initiate NCC and NSS activities.
Entry / exit point security measures: Appropriate arrangements of thermal scanner and sanitizer should be made at entry and exit locations. Crowds should be avoided at entry / exit locations. Schedule limited student numbers for different courses and follow separate admission and departure times. To ensure queue management inside and outside the enclosure, specific markings with 6 feet spacing on the floor must be adhered to. If the organization has more than one gateway to entry / exit, all gates must be used carefully to avoid crowds. The entry and exit of students should be monitored. Thermal inspection of the student, instructor and non-teaching staff, wearing a mask / mask and hand sanitizing should be ensured at all entry points. Prohibiting those who have fever, cough, shortness of breath from entering the premises of the institute

College reopening from NOVEMBER 17 CONFIRMATION FROM HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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