Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The State government has decided to discontinue functioning of career and counseling cells in degree colleges in Odisha.
In a letter to principals of degree colleges, the Higher Education department said the decision was taken as the initiative failed in attaining its objectives.
“Now after review, the government has been pleased to discontinue the functioning of career and counseling cells as it has failed in attaining its objectives,” said the official letter.
The department has directed the principals to refund the unspent amount lying with the colleges under the head of ‘Career and Counseling’ along with the interest accrued on the unspent amount till date. The colleges have been asked to refund the amount by February 28.
Notably, the department has decided to set up the career counseling cells in the 52 degree colleges, including three Sanskrit colleges across the State, and sanctioned of Rs 3 lakh to each college for the purpose.