The Higher Education Department, Odisha issued a notification in this regard.
“Higher education institutions, coming under the administrative control of Higher Education Department, shall have summer vacation from 05.05.2021 to 31.05.2021,” the notification reads.
The Department has asked the institutes to deploy standard vacation arrangements with respect to the state-wide 14-day Covid-19 lockdown from May 5 to 19.
“Even online classes or examinations shall not be held during the summer vacation period. However, pre-scheduled viva-voce/interview of PhD and other research scholars falling within the summer vacation period should be held on the scheduled dates”, it added.
In view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the State, Odisha Government had earlier shut down its schools and colleges on April 19.
The state government has also postponed the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams and will promote the students of Class 9 and Class 11 to the next classes without examinations.