Like other technical colleges in the state, the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) Bhubaneswar, which will soon be upgraded to a non-affiliated single university, welcomes its students on campus following the Kovid guidelines issued by the government.
“Final year undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students take part in classes wearing masks. But the number of students on the first day was very low. We hope the number will increase in three or four days, ”said CET principal Prashant Kumar Patra.
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PK Padhi, principal of the Institute of Management and Information Technology (IMIT), Cuttack, said the students did not come to class on Monday. He added, “Final year students are taking exams online, that’s why they didn’t come to college.”
Binod Das, honorary secretary of the Orissa Private Engineering Colleges Association (OPECA), said most engineering and professional colleges received very few students on the first day of reopening. “Many of them are busy preparing projects and taking exams online,” he added.
Ritesh Chattoi, a final year BTech student at the city-based engineering college, said he was happy to be in college. “Staying at home for several months is not easy. Practical classes are very important to us and they can’t be conducted online, so resuming college is a good idea.
Jitamitra Satpati, principal of government ITI Bhubaneswar, said about 40 per cent students took part in physical classes on Monday. “Students take part in practical classes along with theory classes. They were happy to attend the offline class, ”he added.
Burshidhar Majhi, vice-chancellor of Burla Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), said they would start offline classes for final year students and do PhD. Pundit from 13 August.
The Department of Skill Development and Technical Education decided to re-launch the administratively controlled educational institution for final year students from administrative August. According to the Covid-1 guidelines.
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