The state government has come out with a new set of temporary guidelines on imparting online education to students. These guidelines are applicable to every school — those following SSLC syllabus, CBSE and ICSE. For students of Classes 1 to 5, teachers can hold two sessions of 30-45 minutes per day on alternative days only. The government clarified that these sessions can be held only three days a week and the teacher and students will be present online at the same time, also known as synchronous teaching. For Classes 6 to 8, synchronous teaching can be held for two sessions a day, each session not exceeding 45 minutes, for five days a week.