Bhubaneswar: Amid the recent decision of the government that educational institutions will remain shut till August 31 due to COVID-19, Odisha government today asked Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to start online teaching from July 13.
In a letter to the HEIs, the State education department said that the institutions ‘are required to start’ the online classes from July 13 and teachers will frequently contact students though a helpline number to counsel them and also meet their queries regarding various matters such as online teaching, examinations, projects and assignments and scholarships among others.
Meanwhile, as per the letter, students can get books from library.
Government universities and colleges shall carry out their official work, (except teaching in physical classroom mode and running of hostels) with 50% employees’ strength from July 1 to August 31, the letter read.
The head of the HEls shall decide the roster arrangement of all teachers, officers and non-teaching employees to ensure that only 50% of employees attend office/duty on any given day.
Moreover, the concerned department also asked HEIs to complete evaluation/ alternative evaluation of Final Year/ Semester students and publish their results by August 31, 2020.