Following Tamil Nadu, Andhra set to reopen educational institutions

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Amravati: All higher educational institutions, universities and affiliated colleges, across Andhra Pradesh are scheduled to reopen from November 2. 

Unlike alternate half days for schools, colleges will function on all six days of the week, said an official.

"A new academic calendar for non-professional courses, professional courses and post-graduate programmes has been released," said an official.

However, classes for first-year professional and non-professional undergraduate courses will commence from December 1.

After a gap of five months, educational institutions in the southern state are reopening, following all standard operating procedures aimed at warding off the Coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday, the Tamil Nadu government had allowed schools, colleges, cinemas, zoos and amusement parks to reopen by following Standard Operating Procedures.

classes for standards 9 to 12 alone shall be conducted. Though the government had earlier announced that students in classes from 10 to 12 would be permitted to go to schools voluntarily from October 1, the move was dropped subsequently in view of concerns over the virus spread.

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