Education Ministry asks IITs, NITs, IIITs to defer offline exams

THE EDUCATION Ministry on Monday wrote to all centrally-funded academic establishments (CFTIs) asking them to postpone their offline examinations scheduled this month. The ministry cited the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic behind the request. On-line assessments, nevertheless, can proceed.

Greater Schooling Secretary Amit Khare in his letter stated that the choice on examinations shall be reviewed once more within the first week of June. “The establishments have been additional suggested to make sure that if anybody within the establishment wants any help it ought to be offered instant potential assist in order that he/she comes out of the misery on the earliest. All Establishments need to encourage eligible individuals to go for vaccination and be certain that everybody follows Covid-19 applicable behaviour to stay protected,” Khare wrote in his letter.

The centrally funded institutes embody the Central Universities, Indian Institutes of Know-how (IITs), Nationwide Institutes of Know-how (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Info Know-how (IIITs).

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The Union authorities has already postponed the Class 12 Board examination and scrapped the Class 10 examination carried out by the CBSE. This determination got here after college students, mother and father, and political leaders urged the federal government to not power college students to take a seat for exams that might expose them to the virus.

Officers stated that the UGC will provide you with detailed pointers in regards to the conduct of examinations and the brand new tutorial calendar provided that the second wave has disrupted educating and tutorial life once more.

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