Odisha waives hostel fees of 17,000 boarders in state-run institutes
BHUBANESWAR [Maha Media]: The Odisha government on Friday announced the waiver of hostel fees of 17,012 boarders in state-run technical universities, engineering colleges and polytechnic institutes for the period of April-December 2020, an official statement said.
The decision was taken as the hostels remained closed during the Covid-19 pandemic period, the Skill Development and Technical Education Department said in the statement. The government incurs a loss of ?5.10 crore due to the waiver, it said. Earlier, the government had announced a waiver of the hostel fees of around 30,000 ITI students.