The first year UG class of Orissa has started

Physical classes for undergraduate students of the first year of the 2021-22 academic year began in Orissa on Monday, according to the Department of Higher Education, in compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Physical classes for undergraduate students of the first year of the 2021-22 academic year began on Monday in Orissa following the COVID-19 safety protocol, the higher education department said.

Classroom classes have been suspended since March 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic. In a letter to the head of the institution last Wednesday, the department’s chief secretary Shaswat Mishra said face masks were mandatory, and that social distance should be maintained in classrooms, libraries, laboratories and other places.

Hostel facilities will also be provided for students and coronavirus guidelines should be followed there, the letter said. The first-year undergraduate students will start teaching in the classroom from November 15, Mishra said in a letter.

On Sunday, School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Das said he hoped offline classes up to 7th class could resume after Diwali as the likelihood of a third wave seemed to be waning.

The government will make a decision soon, Mr Dash said. Orissa schools reopened for Class 8 students last Monday.

Physical classes for 10th and 12th classes started on 26th July and 11th class from 21st October.

(PTI)

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