Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Tuesday announced summer vacation for all higher education institutions in Odisha coming under the administrative control of the Higher Education Department.
This was informed by Principal Secretary of Higher Education Department, Saswat Mishra, in a letter to Vice Chancellors of State Public Universities, Principals of Government and Non-Government Degree Colleges.
Mishra stated that the higher education institutions under the department shall have summer vacation from May 5 to 31.
Standard vacation arrangements should be put in place for the functioning of the higher education institutions during the summer vacation, including the Covid-19 related lockdown/shutdown period falling within the summer vacation, he added.
Mishra clarified that even online classes/examinations shall not be held during the summer vacation period. However, pre-scheduled viva-voce/interview of PhD and other research scholars, falling within the summer vacation period, should be held on the scheduled dates.