University VCs demand resumption of classes in Maharashtra

Maharashtra University VCs demand resumption of classes
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The vice-chancellors of Government University across Maharashtra have demanded Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to resume classroom teachings in the colleges.

According to a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan, the VCs said that they want to start classroom sessions in the colleges from February 1 if they are allowed.

The demand, according to the statement, came into a meeting held by Guv. Koshiyari on January 29, 2021. As many as 20 VCs of Maharashtra Universities and state and technical education secretary Om Prakash Gupta participated in the meeting.

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“Vice-chancellors of public universities across the state today unanimously demanded permission to start classroom teaching in colleges and universities immediately,” it said.

Discussing the issue, the governor said that Schools for 5 and 8 were being reopened and run, while universities and colleges had ironically not started yet.

According to the statement issued by Koshyari, universities should explore the possibility of running classes when the COVID-19 cases are constantly declining.

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