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Tag: Higher Education Minister

Students Should Stay Prepared For Exams Post Lockdown: Odisha Govt After UGC Guideline

Bhubaneswar: A day after the University Grants Commission (UGC) chalked out new guideline allowing Universities to chart out their own plan of action for conducting exams which were put on hold due to COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent nationwide lockdown, Odisha government today informed that the State might conduct exams any moment post lockdown after duly […]

Odisha Speaker tells govt to table audit report of universities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Speaker S N Patro Tuesday asked the state government to table the audit and annual reports of all universities operating in the state in the next session of the House. “I direct the concerned departments to table the audit and annual report of all the universities in the next session of the […]

Odisha govt earmarks 30 acre land for 2nd campus of RD Women's University

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has earmarked 30 acres of land for the setting up of second campus of Rama Devi Women’s University in Gothapatna on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das informed during the inauguration ceremony of the 400-bed girls’ hostel ‘Annapurna’. “Around 30 acres of land have been allotted near prestigious […]

Principal posts vacant in all Odisha govt, aided colleges!

Bhubaneswar: Shocking to know but true nonetheless. Principal posts in all colleges of Odisha are lying vacant. Sanctioned principal posts in all the 52 government colleges and 598 posts in as many aided private colleges are vacant, stated Higher Education Minister Ananta Das in the State Assembly today. Replying to an un-starred query from Rourkela […]

No professors in Odia dept in 5 universities of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Accepting shortage of Odia faculty members in universities of the State, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today informed that Professor posts in Odia departments are lying vacant in five varsities. Replying to a query from BJP legislator Dilip Ray in the Odisha Assembly, the Higher Education Minister said out of the eight government-run universities, […]

Teachers’ stir will not affect exams: Higher Education Minister

Bhubaneswar: Following decision of the Odisha School College Teachers and Employees United Forum to continue their agitation, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today said that the upcoming Matriculation and Plus II exams will remain unaffected and will be held as per schedule. “The government is fully prepared to conduct the exams. Even if the agitating […]

Odisha to form Higher Education Council for quality education

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will soon form a Higher Education Council for development of higher education in State. An ordinance over this has been approved by the State Cabinet on Tuesday. Though the State government had mulled formation of the Council earlier, but it had not been possible. Talking to OTV, Higher Education Minister Ananta […]

SOA students stir: Edu minister, LoP call for action against culprits

Bhubaneswar: Students who are agitating against the fake placement issue at SOA University have received support of the state government and the Opposition as well. While Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today said he would raise the issue in the Assembly, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das said the government will take action against culprits. Opposition […]

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Cell phones to be banned in educational institutions

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure a peaceful study environment in educational institutions across Odisha, the State government is likely to ban the use of cell phones in school, college and university premises. Use of cell phones by students and teachers, especially in classrooms, creates disturbance, said higher education minister Ananta Das. “Cell phones’ use […]

ABVP activists protest scholarship scam; demand judicial probe  

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today gheraoed the residence of Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi here protesting the alleged irregularities in the distribution of scholarships. During the protest, the activists face off with police personnel, following which the cops detained a  a few of them. The ABVP demanded formation of a judicial […]

Panchayat campaign: Pradhan-Panigrahi engaged in war of words

Bhubaneswar: While campaigning for their respective party candidates in the Panchayat polls in Odisha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha’s Higher Education minister Pradeep Panigrahi today accused each other of fraud and corruption. Panigrahi accused Pradhan of having the record of being a “coal thief” before 2000, Pradhan raised question on […]

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Ravenshaw College to celebrate 150th Foundation Day on Jan 20

Bhubaneswar: The Ravenshaw College, the first and the oldest college of Odisha, would celebrate its 150th Foundation Day on January 20. The institution would celebrate the event for three days. Talking to media persons, Prof Prakash Chandra Sarangi, vice chancellor of Ravenshaw University said the pristine institution has planned a yearlong activity to celebrate the […]

NCC plays key role in national integration: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi today praised the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for its contribution in the fields of national unity, national integration and nurturing the youth to be responsible citizens of India. Addressing the 68th NCC Day at BJB Autonomous College Ground here, he appreciated the skills demonstrated by NCC cadets in various […]

Salaries of block grant teachers, staffs hiked

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced a hike in the salary of all block grant college teachers and staffs. Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi said the government has decided to increase the salaries of the block grant teachers and staff by 25 percent with effect from May 31, 2016. He said these teachers and staffs […]

Teachers put stir on hold, to join +2 evaluation tomorrow

Ending a five-day impasse, the agitating teachers of 488 and 662 category non-government and aided colleges on Saturday decided to put their agitation on hold and join the evaluation of annual Plus Two evaluation from tomorrow

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488 category college teachers call off stir, to join Plus II exam duty

The 488 category college teachers’ association withdrew its stir following a discussion with Higher Education Minister Pradip Panigrahi on Monday