Odisha waives hostel fees of 17,000 boarders in state-run institutes

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.
 

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