Bhubaneswar: The Department of Higher Education has curtailed the summer vacation for colleges and universities for the academic session 2022-23.
Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Saswat Mishra has written a letter to the Vice-Chancellor of all State Public Universities, Principals of Government/ non-government degree colleges and Government Teacher Education Institutions coming on this purpose on Monday.
In order to compensate for the academic days lost on account of Covid-19 related dislocation, the State Government has now decided to curtail the ensuing summer vacation for all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), including all State Public Universities, coming under Higher Education Department, Mr.Mishra said.
The summer vacation will now be allowed for a brief period from June 1 to June 16, 2022, he said.
“With such curtailment of summer vacation, HEIs are expected to complete all academic activities in time. If need be, extra classes should be held on holidays and working days by suitably extending teaching hours,” said the Principal Secretary.
He further informed that teachers and other employees will be entitled for additional proportionate Earned Leave (EL) in lieu of such curtailment of the summer vacation, which will be communicated in due course of time.
Notably, the Department of School and Mass Education has curtailed the summer vacation for 11 days from June 6 to June 16, 2022.