After schools, Maharashtra shuts all non-agricultural varsities, colleges

MUMBAI: As Covid-19 and its variant Omicron tighten their grip in Maharashtra, the state government has decided to shut down all non-agricultural, technical, deemed or private universities and their affiliated colleges and students hostels till February 15, officials said here on Wednesday.

The move came after Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant held a virtual conference with the Divisional Commissioners, Collectors and Vice Chancellors of various non-agricultural varsities.

Samant said that considering the safety and health aspects of the students, all colleges and varsities have agreed to conduct the classes as well as the upcoming examinations online.


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However, in some districts like Nanded, Jalgaon, and Nandurbar which have connectivity problems, physical exams shall be conducted.


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