Bhubaneswar: The Physical Classroom teaching for 2021-22 first year Undergraduate and Post Graduate students in Universities and Colleges of Odisha will commence from November 1 and 15 respectively.
Principal Secretary of Higher Education, Saswat Mishra, in a letter to Vice-Chancellors of all State Public Universities and Principals of all Government and Non-Government degree colleges on Wednesday.
He said that classroom teaching of first year U.G. and first year P.G. students (Freshly admitted) for the session 2021-22 will start from November 1 and November 15 respectively in physical mode by following appropriate Covid-19 prevention protocols.
He said waring face mask/ face cover shall be mandatory, frequent hand wash/ hand sanitization shall be ensured, social distancing shall be adopted in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, etc, spitting in campus shall be strictly prohibited, respiratory etiquettes shall be strictly followed.
He further said that self-monitoring of health and reporting of illness should be encouraged and there must be an isolation room ready for any emergency.
Hostels facilities shall also be made available for those students who have taken admission in hostels, his order said adding all possible Covid-19 prevention protocols shall be followed in hostels.
State Private Universities under the Higher Education Department may also consider following these guidelines to the extent required by them, Mr.Mishra added.