All college, university exams suspended in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: In the wake of COVID-19 resurgence, Odisha Government today directed all higher educational institutions in the state to suspend all examinations and physical classes from April 19.
In a letter to Principals and Vice-Chancellors of all degree colleges and universities coming under the Higher Education Department, Principal Secretary to Government Saswat Mishra asked them to suspend all examinations and physical classes from April 19.
The department also directed the institutions to close hostels and ask the boarders to vacate the same by April 19. However, classes will be held online to complete the syllabus on time.
“All institutes shall function with 50% strength of teaching and non-teaching employees. The Head of the HEI shall decide the rotational roster duty arrangement in such a manner that the office work and academic/administrative functions do not suffer,” the letter read.
However, the instructions are not applicable to higher educational institutions offering health and medical related courses as they will be guided by the instructions issued by Health and Family Welfare Department.