Reopening of Schools across the Indian Subcontinent

The state governments are gradually planning to reopen the educational institutions across the country with the decrease in the Covid-19 cases. The state-wise decisions on reopening educational institutions are given below:


Maharashtra: The state government has planned to reopen schools for offline classes in both rural and urban areas from August 17. The schools in rural areas will be reopening for students from classes 5 to 8 and the schools in cities will be reopening for students from classes 8 to 12 following the necessary Covid-19 guidelines.

Meghalaya :

Meghalaya: The state government is planning to reopen the educational institutions after the mid of August.


Delhi: Delhi government has decided to constitute a committee of experts that will consist of officials from the education and health departments to evaluate the current situation before reopening the schools.


Karnataka: Offline classes are planned to resume for the classes of 9 and 10 and for pre-university college from August 23. Students will be divided into two batches and the classes will be held on alternative days.

Uttar Pradesh :

Uttar Pradesh: The state government has announced the reopening of schools from August 16 for the Intermediate students with 50% capacity. For higher educational institutions, the classes will commence from September 1


Odisha: Schools are already reopened in Odisha for the students of Classes 10 and 12 from July 26. Schools for Classes 9 and 11 are expected to reopen from August 16 and September 15 respectively.

Andhra Pradesh:

Andhra Pradesh: Schools are expected to reopen from August 16 and schools are said to function according to the National Education Policy 2020 by introducing six types of schools.

Tamil Nadu:

Tamil Nadu: The state government has planned to reopen the schools for Classes 9 to 12 from September 1 with 50% capacity following the standard guidelines. Teachers of Government and Government-aided schools returned to work earlier this month.

West Bengal:

West Bengal: The Chief Minister is planning to reopen the schools and colleges on alternative days in November after the Durga Puja Vacations.

Jammu and Kashmir:

Jammu and Kashmir: Schools and other educational institutions shall continue to remain for offline classes till further orders. However, those staff who are vaccinated can visit the school for administrative purposes.

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