Odisha colleges reopen for +3 first year students; Classroom teaching resumes amid COVID protocol

Bhubaneswar: Offline classes for +3 first year students in Odisha, which were suspended due to the COVID-19 situation, resumed in degree colleges across the state, today.

The classroom teaching for the UG students is being carried out amid strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

Offline classes for first year PG students are scheduled to commence from November 15.

The State Government has written to the Principals of all Colleges and Vice-Chancellors of all Universities in this regard.

“Classroom teaching of First Year U.G. and First Year P.G. Students (Freshly admitted) for the session 2021-22 will start from 01.11.2021 and 15.11.2021, respectively in physical mode by following appropriate Covid-19 prevention protocols,” the letter read.


* Face Mask/ Face Cover shall be mandatory.

* Frequent Hand Wash/ Hand Sanitization shall be ensured.

* Social Distancing shall be adopted in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, etc.

* Spitting in campus shall be strictly prohibited.

Respiratory etiquettes shall be strictly followed. (i.e. Covering one’s mouth and nose by handkerchief while coughing/ sneezing).

* Self-monitoring of health and reporting of illness should be encouraged.

* There must be an isolation room ready for any emergency.

Hostel facilities shall also be made available for those students who have taken admission in hostels. All possible Covid-19 prevention protocols shall be followed in hostels, the letter added.

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