Universities, colleges to reopen in Odisha from Jan 11


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday announced that Universities and colleges across the state would  reopen from January 11.

The Higher Education department has issued a notification in this regard.

As per the notification, the government has directed state-run Universities and Government as well as Non-Government Degree Colleges (coming under H.E. Department) to commence physical classroom teaching for students of 2020-21 Final Year UG/PG courses from January 11.


Physical classes shall be held in regular manner to cover all chapters of the syllabus irrespective of coverage of some chapters by on-line mode, directed the department.

UG/PG exams 2021

The penultimate semester exams for the students of UG/PG courses will be held between March 16 and March 31. The final semester exams will take place between June 16 and June 30.

The results of the penultimate semester exams and final semester exams will be announced by April 30 and July 15, respectively.

Physical classes shall be held in regular manner to cover all chapters of the syllabus irrespective of coverage of some chapters by online mode.

Whenever possible, the physical classroom teaching shall be recorded and shared with absentee students.

To compensate the lost days, physical classroom teaching shall be conducted on all days except the Examination Period, Sundays, 26th January 2021 (Republic Day), 16th February 2021(Saraswati Puja) and 1st April 2021(Utkal Divas).

In addition to the commencement of physical classroom teaching for 2020-21 Final Year UG/PG courses, teaching and research activities of PhD, M.Phil. and other Research Scholars shall also commence in physical mode w.e.f. 11.01.2021.