Mumbai: During the pandemic, students have been receiving online classes. They have neither received practical training nor have been on campus for any practical session.
Following which State Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant said that state government would file FIRs against firms if they discriminate among the students who have passed during COVID-19 pandemic and others while providing jobs.
“It is not their (students’) mistake that they did not have practicals (due to the pandemic). If any industry refuses employment to such students, then FIRs will be filed,” he said.
He also announced that the college academic year will begin from November 1 in the state.
The Minister said that there is no plan of reopening offline classes for now. “I have said the academic year will begin from November 1. I have not said physical classes will begin from that day. Right now, taking that risk (of starting offline classes) is a big challenge,” he said.
They might have thought about reopening offline classes if the students where fully vaccinated. However, considering that the eligible beneficiaries have been administered only first dose of vaccine. Whereas, only 17-18% students are fully vaccinated, classes will be continued digitally.