Schools open from 21st September: From Assam to TN, list of the States

The Schools with Ninth up to Twelfth Standards reopened in certain States in compliance with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Directorate General of Health Services on the 21st Date of September 2020. The Schools in the States other than those reopened in the States shall be opened following the State Administration Order.

By SC Sharma, Updated : Sep 21, 2020 13:44 IST
Schools open from 21st September: From Assam to TN, list of the States
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Certain State Government Schools, at long last, reopened on the 21st Date of September 2020 (due to Global CoViD-19 pandemic delay) in compliance with the Union Home Ministry issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with the prescribed Guidelines for adherence by both School Staff and all 9th to 12th Standard.  The Schools resumed functioning subject to the Government of India notified novel CoViD-19 Guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) EMR Division in the States and Union Territories detailed in the next part.   

The Schools reopened in the Andhra Pradesh, Union Territory of Jammu, Union Territory of Kashmir, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka (Students disallowed), Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab and Tamil Nadu, respectively.  The Schools shall remain closed until the 5th Date of October 2020 in the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCTD) as per Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi decision in view of CoViD-19 Positive Revisit (Recurrence).  The Schools shall remain closed until the 30th Date of September 2020 in Uttarakhand State. There is no Update available with reference to other States and Union Territories.  Update on the remaining States where the Schools are yet to be reopened.    

The State-wise School Administration shall strictly ensure compliance in the Schools (IXth up to XIIth Classes) involving School staff in the interest of health and safety of both Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff by having the students adhere to the Union Home Ministry issued CoViD-19 Standard Operating Procedure, which must be referred under different Links displayed in the subsequent part.  

Click here to carefully read Detailed CoViD-19 SOP Guidelines highlighting the Modality; viz., Generic Preventive Measures (GPMs), Hygiene and Sanitation, Risk Communication, Psycho Social well-being  

a) Before opening up of the Schools (Planning and Reopening of the School) Read here (  

b) The Gymnasiums must follow MoHFW Guidelines available for view in the Link 

c) Planning and Scheduling of the Activities within the School premises – Check out Detailed Guidelines I got Online Modules Training Course on ‘Basic Awareness on CoViD’ ( ) shall have to be undertaken by all School Staff / Employees and the students during Online interactions or Guidance Sessions on the first day. 

d) Availability and Management of Supplies. The Personnel must carefully read in regard to the Provision for proper disposal of used personal protective items and general waste in accordance with CPCB guidelines (available at: 

e) Before opening up of the Schools (Planning and Reopening of the School). Refer to the Details by clicking  on  

f) The Gymnasiums shall follow MoHFW guidelines (available in 

Tentative State-wise School Reopening Status from September 21 and others to reopen Later:

Name of the State, UT  

Schools Reopened from 21st September   

Andhra Pradesh  

Open subject to 50:50  





Himachal Pradesh   


Union Territory of Jammu / Kashmir   



Yes. But the Students not allowed till further Release  

Madhya Pradesh   








Tamil Nadu 


National Capital Territory Delhi (NCTD) 

Remain closed up to 5th October 2020   


Remain closed up to the 30th Date of September 2020. 


Yet to open  

Uttar Pradesh  

Yet to open  


Yet to open  


Yet to Open   

Arunachal Pradesh  

Yet to open 


Yet to open 



Yet to open 



Yet to open 



Yet to open 



Yet to open 



Yet to open 



Yet to open 



Yet to open 



Yet to open 


Telangana  State

Yet to open 



Yet to open 


West Bengal  

Yet to open 


Further Update in reference to reopening of the State-wise Schools shall be available soon in concurrence with the State Government decision.