Mrunal Manmay Dash

In a development concerning B.Ed and M.Ed students in Odisha, the State Higher Education department on Monday notified to commence physical classroom teaching from August 16.

Clarifying on its previous order which allowed resumption of physical classroom teaching in all Universities and Colleges under the Higher Education Department from August 16, the department stated, “Physical classroom teaching will also commence from 16th August 2021 for first year students of all 2-Year duration courses such as 2-Year B.Ed and M.Ed courses.”

On the other hand, on-line classes will continue as usual for the batch of students whose physical classroom teaching will not commence from August 16. A decision regarding commencement of physical classroom teaching for these students will be taken later on.

It is pertinent to mention here that universities and colleges will open for physical classroom teaching from August 16, 2021 for Post Graduate (PG) first year and Under Graduate (UG), Pre-Final year students.

The hostel accommodation facilities for the students in the respective Universities and Colleges will also reopen from August 16, Higher Education Department tweeted earlier.

Similarly, physical classes for Class 9 students will resume in government, government aided and private educational institutions from August 16.

The teaching hours for Class-IX students will be from 9 am to 12.30 pm excluding Sundays and Public Holidays. The students are allowed to attend classes either on online mode or offline mode in consultation with their parents.