Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) has announced that it will be provide technical and professional education free of cost to the children of those deceased due to COVID-19 in Odisha. The announcement was made by the KIIT and KISS founder, Achyuta Samanta.
The children of the COVID-19 deceased can apply for the technical and professional courses of KIIT which include ITI and Diploma Engineering according to the eligibility for the admissions for the different courses.
The facility for free education will be available for two academic years which are 2020-21 and 2021-22.
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This will provide relief to the people from Osidha who have been left helpless due to the pandemic. Due to the pandemic, the schools and colleges in the state have been closed since March 2020.
The UGC had earlier on released a set of guidelines to be followed by the universities across the country with regard to conducting the final semester examinations for the students. The same was however revised by the UGC and released earlier this month asking the universities in the country to conduct the final year examinations by September 2020, in the online, offline, or in both the modes.