Higher education institutions to remain closed for summer vacation

Bhubaneswar: All higher education institutions in Odisha will remain closed for summer vacation from tomorrow till May 31, 2021.

The decision has been taken amid the COVID 19 surge and the recent announcement of 14 days lockdown implementation from May 5 to 19, 2021.

Higher Education secretary Saswat Mishra has written a letter to all Vice-Chancellors, Principals of all government degree, non-government degree colleges in this regard.

He directed to put in place standard vacation arrangements for functioning of the institutions during the summer vacation.

The order said during the vacation online classes and examinations shall not be held.

However, pre scheduled viva voice/ interview of PhD and other research scholars falling within the summer vacation period should be held as per the scheduled dates, Mishra said.