By - 26 March 2020
26 March 2020
Entrance exam schedule to be revised. HRD ministry also looking at considering lockdown as vacation period for schools and start new session once situation is normal.
New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has decided to revise the academic calendar for schools and colleges following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a 21-day lockdown from Tuesday midnight to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
The HRD ministry late Tuesday sent a circular to all the states and autonomous bodies such as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), asking them to work on an alternate academic calendar.
B.V.R.C. Purushottam, Private Secretary to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, confirmed this. “On the orders of the minister, we sent a circular to all the states and autonomous bodies last night. It was based on the orders of the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs),” he said. “Autonomous bodies and NCERT have been asked to draft alternate academic calendars.”