Odisha Government Announces Summer Vacation For Higher Educational Institutions
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday announced early summer vacation for the higher educational institutions in the state.
The education department had announced summer vacations for all government and private educational institutions of the state from May 5 to May 31.
The decision has been announced in view of the high surge in the Covid cases in the state.
During the vacation, no online classes and exams is to be held, informs Saswat Mishra, Secretary of Higher Education Department.
Higher Education Principal Secretary Saswat Mishra today wrote to Vice-Chancellors of all state public universities and Principals of all Government and non-Government colleges coming under the department in this regard.
In the letter stated, “All educational institutions coming under the administrative control of the Higher Education Department shall have summer vacation from May 5 to May 31. Standard vacation arrangements should be put in place for functioning of the institutions during the vacation, including COVID-19 related lockdown/shutdown period falling within the summer vacation”.
However, pre-scheduled viva-voce/interview of PhD and other research scholars, falling within summer vacation period, will be held on the scheduled dates.