Bhubaneswar, Mar 12: Skill Development and Technical Education Department has given in principle approval for waiver of hostel fees of students of engineering colleges and polytechnic institutes for the period from April 2020 to December 2020.
Sources said that the government will bear Rs 5.10 crore for this purpose. This will benefit nearly 17000 students staying in hostels.
Earlier the State government had also announced waiver of hostel fees of government ITI students for a period of nine months. Similarly it had also announced waiver of fees for annual High School Certificate (HSC) Examination 2021 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE).