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Reopening Of Colleges, Universities In Odisha Likely To Get Delayed

Bhubaneswar:19/11/20: The reopening of colleges, universities and other higher education institutes across the State is likely to get delayed in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, informed Higher Education minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday. Speaking to media Sahoo said, “As per the Central and State governments’ guidelines, decision on reopening of colleges and universities will be made.”

“There might be a slight delay in the reopening of educational institutes, but I will advice the student to continue their studies at home as usual without wasting time,” Sahoo added.

Educationalists have expressed doubts over adherence to social distancing and other Covid 19 guidelines at campuses if colleges are reopened soon.

“Maintaining social distancing at hostels will be little bit difficult for us. There are chances of Covd-19 norms violation if classes are conducted in the campus,” said Suprava Pattanaik, principal of Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (BJB) autonomous college.

It may be noted that the School and Mass Education department has already announced the closure of all schools in the State till December 31.

However, there are some exceptions in the order. Accordingly, conduct of examinations, evaluation and other administrative activities will be permitted during the period.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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