Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 5
Punjab government on Thursday has decided to reopen universities and colleges, in the areas outside the containment zones, from November 16.
Disclosing this, an official spokesperson of the Punjab government said, that all the higher education, medical education, and research and technical education institutions, including all universities and colleges—in the areas outside containment zones in the state—would be allowed to re-open from 16th November, 2020.
Adding, that classes for the final year students of universities and colleges under the medical education and research department would commence from 9th November, 2020.
All these institutions should strictly observe the SOPs—to be framed by their respective administrative departments in consultation with the department of health & family welfare, Punjab and the ministry concerned of the Central government.
Earlier, Punjab Government had permitted to open higher education institutions for research scholars (PhD) and post-graduate students in science and technology streams requiring laboratories/experimental works in areas outside containment zones after 15th October, 2020 in Punjab.