Bhubaneswar, April 19: All Schools under the control/ superintendence/ supervisionof Government of Odisha, are already closed with effect from April 19 until further orders.
School and Mass Education Department will bring out detailed orders to this effect. However on- line classes may be conducted wherever feasible. All hostels shall also remain closed with effect from Monday.
No Students shall be allowed to stay in hostel under any circumstances. Physical, Theory and Practical classes and examinations in all Higher Educational Institutions under the control / superintendence/ supervision of Government of Odisha, have been ordered to remain closed with effect from today.
Students shall be advised to avoid staying in the hostel in the interest of their personal health. All such institutions shall take on line classes in order to complete the syllabus in time.
Higher Education Department will bring out further detailed guidelines, if any. All technical/ professional institutions under the jurisdiction of Skill Development and Technical Education Department, including the Ins/ Polytechnics/ Diploma Colleges/ Technical Colleges and Universities, shall be closed with effect from April 19. The classes for all courses shall be conducted on line. SD&TE Department shall further take appropriate decision regarding timing and mode of examination. However, all ongoing offline Diploma examinations, which shall be concluded on April 26 shall be allowed to continue as per programme by complying to Covid appropriate behaviour.
All Hostels/ Residential Accommodations of Technical Educational Institutions have been closed with effect from Monday. Students shall be motivated not to stay in the hostel in the interest of their personal health. However, scholars, researchers and students who desire to stay in hostel for research/ project works or other academic activities may be permitted for the same upon giving undertaking and subject to approval by appropriate authorities of the concerned institutions. Skill Development and Technical Education Department will bring out further detailed guidelines, if any.
The Authorities of Schools/ Colleges/ Higher/ Technical Educational Institutions shall take all appropriate measures for conducting classes through online mode to complete the syllabus. Teaching and non- teaching employees of Schools/ Higher/ Technical Educational Institutions shall work as per prevailing guidelines for government servants and perform duty such as taking online classes/ academic/ semi academic and administrative functions etc. as assigned to them by the Authorities. Coaching Institutions/ Organisations/ Individuals offering coaching services to students have been ordered not run off-line/ physical coaching from April 17. However, virtual/ on-line coaching shall be permitted to continue.
AII Anganwadi Centres shall remain closed, as ordered by W&CD Department. Take Home Ration or other alternate solutions as feasible may be worked out by the Department.