Bengaluru: The Karnataka government’s decision to reopen colleges has been opposed by the Engineering Colleges Faculties Association (ECFA), citing it as unilateral and thoughtless, Times of India reported.
The government had announced the decision on Friday, with students allowed to attend classes offline, online or in a blended mode.
ECFA President Rajashekhar VN criticised the state government for taking the decision “unilaterally” under “pressure of vested interests” without properly consulting staff, doctors and students, and putting their lives in danger.
The association called for a “democratic consultation” and urged the teaching community, students and parents to “come together and force the government to withdraw this hasty decision”.
ECFA also requested the government to address the problems of faculties who did not receive salaries or lost their jobs due to the pandemic.