Tag: School And Mass Education

OSCPCR bats for extending school hours till 10 am 
OSCPCR bats for extending school hours till 10 am 

At present, classes are being conducted in schools from 6 am 9 am. 

Odisha plans location specific strategy to bring dropouts back to schools
30 percent students missing from Odisha schools! govt puts up strategy to bring back dropouts

School and Mass Education department said students who are not attending the offline classes might have dropped-out or lost interest in academic activities due to non-continuance of the teaching due to pandemic situation and many other reasons. 

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Odisha BSE Begins Process For Matric Results, OSSTA Opposes Move

Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has initiated the process to finalise Class X results, the exam of which was cancelled by the State government due to the rising…

School Hostels To Reopen Soon In Odisha; Govt To Issue SOP

Bhubaneswar: A day after announcing dates for reopening schools for Class 10 and 12 students, Odisha government will soon come up with a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for reopening of hostels. School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash on Sunday said the schools which have hostels facilities for students will reopen in the State. […]

Big Breaking: Schools Across Odisha Likely To Reopen In January; Classes To Continue On Saturdays/Sundays, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: There is a likelihood of reopening schools across Odisha in January 2021, said School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash on Thursday. While talking to reporters, Dash said that in the event a decision on reopening schools in January is arrived at, priority will be given to conducting classes for Class X and […]

Covid-19 lockdown: Odisha CM asks house owners to waive off rent or defer by 3 months
Odisha expands 'Mo Sarkar' scheme, includes 5 more depts

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, here on Wednesday, included five more departments in the ambit of ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative, taking the number of department under it to 27. The new departments are the School and Mass Education, Rural Development, Energy, Higher Education, and Science and Technology. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called upon […]

Column: Don’t Set A Bad Example

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Any bid to reform the education system in the state is usually met with protests either from students or from the teachers. Teachers in the past have agitated against attempts to impose a dress code and to ensure their attendance in schools and colleges. Initially, efforts to stop college teachers from […]

Withdraw 33% Passing Marks In 1st Year: Odisha Plus 2 Students To CHSE

Bhubaneswar: Following Council of Higher Secondary Education’s (CHSE) announcement with regard to implementation of qualifying marks in Plus-II first year examination from this year, flames of protest erupted across Odisha colleges with students hitting streets demanding the Board to revoke the decision. The Board had mentioned that if a student fails in the first year […]

217 Fake Teachers Got Appointment In Odisha Schools: Minister

Bhubaneswar: In a startling revelation in Odisha Assembly, State School and Mass Education minister Samir Das today tabled an alarming figure of fake teachers appointed in various schools in Odisha. In response to a query by BJD’s Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Souvik Biswal about the number of fake teachers in Odisha schools, Das said, “As many as […]

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Odisha Plus-II & Plus-III Colleges To No More Function Under One Roof

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Plus-II and Plus-III colleges functioning in conjunction will now be completely separated as two different colleges. The decision has been taken at a meeting convened jointly by the Higher Education and School & Mass Education departments today in Bhubaneswar. The meeting discussed on division of staff, and other issues pertaining […]

Strict Action Against Absentees, Latecomers: Odisha SME Minister

Bhubaneswar: Days after announcing to shut down 966 public schools across the state, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today paid a surprise visit to the Block Education Office in Unit-8 of Bhubaneswar to inspect the mechanism being followed in the office. The minister reportedly stayed there for around 45 minutes and asked […]

New Odisha SME Minister In Action Mode

Bhubaneswar: Post assuming charge as the Minister of School & Mass Education, Samir Ranjan Dash today held a review meeting with the officials of the department at the State Secretariat here. The meeting reportedly discussed various issues including devastation due to Cyclone Fani as well as problems in the department which have crept up after […]

6,498 schools damaged in cyclone Fani in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A total of 6,498 schools have been damaged in cyclone Fani that ravaged 14 districts in Odisha on May 3, an official said on Monday. As per initial reports, the School and Mass Education department in the state has assessed a loss of Rs 417.83 crore due to the cyclone, said Information and Public […]

Job regularisation of Sikshya Sahayaks in 6 years

Bhubaneswar: The School and Mass Education department assured revision of minimum qualification for primary teachers from matriculation to Plus II and regularisation of the jobs of Sikshya sahayaks in 6 years. The move comes following the long standing protests over fulfillment of various demands by teachers association like Odisha Primary Teachers’ Association (OPTA) and the Odisha Shikshya […]

Odisha bars unauthorised visits by teachers to grievance cells

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today issued a stricture banning unauthorised visits of teaching and non-teaching staff coming under School and Mass Education (S&ME) department to government directorates and other concerned departments to air their grievances. In a letter, the S&ME department today directed district education officers to conduct grievance hearing on Saturday afternoons and ensure that […]