Colleges in Kerala to reopen on Oct 4; students, staff must get at least one dose of vaccine

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Thiruvananthapuram: The colleges in the state are allowed to open from October 4, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed in a press meet on Tuesday. The educational institutions including those in technical, polytechnic and medical sectors offering graduate and postgraduate level courses can reopen, the chief minister said.

All higher education institutions will be allowed to function with final year students, teachers and other staff. However, those who come to the colleges must be inoculated with at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. Final year students are allowed to come to the colleges in the first phase, the CM stated.

Meanwhile, the residential training centres for students aged above 18 years also are granted permission to open. These institutions are directed to function in bio-bubble model. They can admit students and teachers who received at least one dose of vaccine. But they will not be allowed to leave the campus, the chief minister added.

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