Odisha Colleges, Universities’ summer vacation reduced to compensate for academic loss

Reduced summer holidays for colleges and universities in Odisha

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Odisha Government decided to reduce summer holidays for state higher education institutions, universities and public colleges. The decision comes shortly after the summer holidays for Odisha Schools were also reduced in order to compensate for the school loss.

An official notification has been issued by the Department of Higher Education this day April 18, 2022 informing all higher education institutions of this decision. Students enrolled in Odisha Colleges and universities for the academic session of 2022-23 will go for a brief summer holidays from June 1 to 16, 2022.

The decision to reduce summer holidays has now been taken for all educational institutions. Earlier, schools in Odisha were told that summer holidays would only be granted for 10 days.

According to the state government, summer vacation days have been reduced in order to deal with learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

READ | Odisha government cuts school summer holidays to tackle COVID-related learning loss

The state government has directed the vice chancellors of all state public universities and principals of government and non-government colleges to ensure that all academic activities are completed on time.

Colleges, universities and other tertiary institutions in Odisha have also been asked to hold additional classes on public holidays, working days and after class if necessary.

“Teachers and other employees will be entitled to additional proportional earned leave in lieu of such reduced summer vacation, which will be communicated in due course,” the notification reads.

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