The closure of universities belonging to the department of higher education and colleges under the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education (DCTE) has been extended till February 16.
However, the examinations scheduled will be held as scheduled and it has been directed to conduct online classes, Dr.C.N, Ashwatha Narayana, Minister for Higher education has said on Friday.
Earlier, in view of the Hijab row, DCTE had declared the closure of institutions. Now as a precautionary measure it has been extended. This closure is applicable for government, aided, unaided degree colleges, diploma, and engineering colleges, Minister stated.