Visually-impaired teachers to take online classes of UG, PG students from home

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government today asked all degree colleges under the Higher Education Department to allow visually-impaired teachers to take online classes from their respective houses till resumption of normalcy in COVID-19 pandemic. 

In a letter to Principals of all degree colleges, Higher Education Department Commissioner-cum-Secretary Saswat Mishra  said visually-impaired teachers can take online classes from their residence till resumption of normalcy.

They are not required to visit college campuses everyday to take online classes, the letter reads.

Worth mentioning, online classes Under Graduate (UG) and Post-Graduate (PG) students in all colleges and universities began in the state from July 13 after the Government gave the order on July 3.

The online classes are being be conducted on different applications like Google Meet, Skype and Zoom for three days a week . Teachers take the classes for two to three hours everyday. They have also been asked to maintain attendance register for the students during the classes. 

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