Amid the surge in Covid-19 an infection, the Odisha authorities on Friday determined to droop all examination and bodily lessons in universities and faculties coming below the State Higher Education Department from April 19.

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PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 08:28 AM IST

Amid the surge in Covid-19 an infection, the Odisha authorities on Friday determined to droop all examination and bodily lessons in universities and faculties coming below the State Higher Education Department from April 19.

As per the state authorities’s launch, the Principal Secretary of Higher Education has issued an order for the Vice-Chancellors of all state universities below the Higher Education Department, Principals of all authorities diploma faculties, all aided diploma faculties and unaided diploma faculties below the Higher Education Department.

“Examinations and physical classes (theory as well as practical) shall be suspended with effect from April 19, revised examination schedule shall be communicated later on after consulting with Vice-Chancellors and Principals,” the state authorities mentioned.

It added that hostels within the universities and faculties shall be closed and the boarders will probably be requested to vacate the hostels by April 19, and lessons can be held in on-line mode to finish the syllabus in time.

“All higher education institutes shall function with 50 per cent strength of teaching and non-teaching employees from April 19. The head of the higher education institution shall decide the rotational roster duty arrangement in such a manner that the office work and academic/administrative functions do not suffer,” the federal government mentioned.

“The teachers shall conduct online classes from their higher education institution as well as their home depending on the roster duty arrangement. The teaching and non-teaching employees, when not on roster duty, shall work from home to perform their duty and should be readily available at the headquarter to physically come to their higher education institution for any urgent matter if called by the head of the institution,” it added.

The authorities mentioned that these directions are, nevertheless, not relevant to larger training establishments providing well being and medical-related programs as they are going to be guided by the directions issued by Health and Family Welfare Department.

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