The colleges and educational institutions in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are going to re-open from 1st January 2021. However, attendance shall not be enforced. Only first year students may attend colleges for regular academic activities while for senior batches teaching would be done online but they can also come to colleges for doubt clearing or taking guidance from teachers. A written permission from parents is required to attend college. Online or digital platforms would continue to be the preferred mode of education. The Higher Education Department has issued an order in this regard. Head of the Institute may stagger the college or class timing to ensure COVID-19 related protocols. Teachers will be required to maintain all the records of academic information shared with the students.