Bhubaneswar: In order to improve teaching-learning outcome in Government and Aided non-Government colleges of the state, the Department of Higher Education issued notification for mandatory seven hours duty for College Teachers and 75% attendance for College Students.
As per the notification issued:
- All teachers posted in Government colleges and Aided non-Government colleges of the State (irrespective of their actual designation), including the Principal, shall perform duty for at least 7 hours on every working day.
- This stipulation, however, shall not be applicable to Guest Faculties as they are paid remuneration as per number of classes they teach.
- In addition to normal teaching related works, teachers are required to devote time for library, research, taking extra classes for late entrants, taking corrective classes for needy students, monitoring students attendance, assisting the college authority in teaching and non-teaching assignments, etc.
- College students have to attend at least 75% of available classes failing which they shall not be allowed to appear in end-term examination. Student attendance must be monitored on monthly basis and parents of students not attending 75% of classes must be contacted over phone/SMS/postcard, etc.