Odisha announces summer vacation for all higher education institutions from May 5


The Odisha authorities on Tuesday introduced summer vacation for all higher education institutions (HEIs) throughout the state from May 5-31. The determination has been taken in view of the growing variety of coronavirus circumstances within the state and throughout the nation.

In an official order, the Higher Education Department additionally mentioned that no on-line lessons or examination will happen throughout this era.

“All educational institutions under the administrative control of the department shall have summer vacation from May 5 to May 31,” the assertion learn.

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“Standard vacation arrangements should be put in place for the functioning of the institutions during the vacation, including COVID-19 related lockdown/shutdown period falling within the summer vacation,” it mentioned.

However, pre-scheduled viva-voce/interview of PhD and different analysis students shall be held on the scheduled dates, the order mentioned.

The 14-day statewide lockdown will start on May 5. The lockdown has been introduced in Odisha between May 5 and May 19 to interrupt the chain of transmission because the state sees a spike in Covid circumstances.

As per the contemporary orders issued by the Office of Special Relief (*5*), whereas restricted motion shall be allowed on the weekdays, full lockdown shall be noticed on the weekends.


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