New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The growing number of COVID-19 cases has alarmed the country and is forcing the authorities to take immediate measures to curb the spread of the virus. Several states such as Delhi, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, among others, have shut down the schools and colleges. Not just this, some states have also postponed their home exam ( 8th, 9th and 11th) and board exams (10th and 12th) to curb the outspread. Also, the government have ordered strict COVID-19 protocols to follow for boards going to hold board exams from April. 

As the schools and colleges are being shut, here is a complete list of the states, who have shut the schools and colleges:


The state is witnessing a rapid number of coronavirus cases. Owing to this situation, schools are ordered to promote students up to class 8 without exams.


According to an earlier order, the schools will remain closed for classes up to 8th. Only the students of class 9, 10, 11 and 12 can come to school with the consent of their parents for the practical examinations and school project work.


The state government have ordered all the schools, colleges and coaching centres to shut from April 5-April 11. This date can also get extended if there is no drop in the active cases.

Uttar Pradesh

CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered the schools to remain close for classes up to 8th class till April 11. Earlier, the schools were supposed to remain close till April 4, however, after seeing a spike in cases, CM extended the date.


The state government have imposed a complete lockdown in Durg district from April 6-April 14, while Section 144 has been imposed in Raipur. The schools have been ordered to remain close till further notice.

Tamil Nadu

The state government has ordered the closure of schools from March 9 for classes 9, 10 and 11 till further notice.


After seeing a spike in the number of cases in the state, the school and colleges in Punjab will remain close till April 15. Even the board exams have been rescheduled in the state, as per new orders now the Class 10th board exams will be held from May 4 to May 24. Class 12th exams will be held between April 20 and May 24.


Schools up to class 5th have been ordered to shut down till the next order. While the exams of classes 8th, 9th and 11 have been postponed, Class 8th exam will start from May 6, class 9th exam from April 26 and class 11th exams from April 24.

Jammu and Kashmir

Lt. governor Manoj Sinha has ordered to shut down the schools up to class 12th till April 11. However, the board examination of class 10 and 12 will continue as per the plan.

Himachal Pradesh

The schools and colleges have been ordered to remain shut till April 15. However, there are no restrictions on the movement of tourists in the state.

Madhya Pradesh

After witnessing a major spike in the state, CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has imposed a ban on the movement of people in several cities such as Bhopal, Indore, etc. The CM has ordered the schools to remain close for classes up to the 8th till April 15.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv