India, Nov. 22 -- Universities and degree colleges across Uttar Pradesh will reopen from November 23, but only with 50% attendance of students on roster basis, according to the guidelines issued by the state government.

The state government had on November 17 notified these guidelines for reopening of the universities and colleges, which have been closed since March in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Additional chief secretary, higher education, Monika Garg, in her order sent to all district magistrates and registrars of universities said the higher educational institutions were asked to resume classes in a phased manner to avoid crowding on campuses.

The classes may start with 50% attendance, the order said and ad...