Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar: A day after directing the Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to start online teaching, the State Higher Education Department today released guidelines for the same.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the online teaching of Under Graduate and Post-Graduate students of all colleges under the administrative control of the Higher Education Department is all set to begin from July 13.

Guidelines for Online Teaching - Key Takeaways

For online teaching, teachers shall form WhatsApp or e-mail group of students, not exceeding 32 in one group.

Teachers shall provide soft copy of Notes/ Text Books/ Reference Books / Good PPTs/ Recommended Lectures (of self or others) to students either through WhatsApp or e-mail to study at home.

Teachers shall conduct the online classes with students for at least 2 to 3 hours per day for three days in a week.

They can use Google Meet/ Zoom/Skype or other digital platforms for such purpose.

The online class must be conducted by the teachers from the college premises.

Teachers will maintain attendance register of students attending online classes and also maintain their own Lesson Plan and Progress Register.

Each department shall prepare the Time-Table for online classes and submit to the Principal who shall prepare the Master Time Table, which should be made available on the college website as well as to students through WhatsApp or e-mail.

Principal with the assistance of Academic Bursar/two to three senior teachers shall supervise conduct of online classes from time to time.

Officers of the Higher Education Department and RDEs will make surprise visits to monitor the conduct of online classes.

After Odisha government announced the closure of educational institutions till August 31, the concerned department took the decision to conduct online teaching to ensure no loss of teaching days and any disruption of the Academic Calendar.

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