By - 22 April 2020
22 April 2020
States can develop their own academic calendar and assessment schedule and choose when to have their summer break depending on the locally prevalent situation, said Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. Even as online learning portals see sharp rise in number of hits, the minister said CBSE will assess the loss of instructional time due to the Covid lockdown for a proportionate reduction in curriculum load for board exams 2021.
How has the MHRD handled the lockdown period?
Fulfilling the PM’s wishes, MHRD is working 24x7 during the lockdown period with the spirit of ‘students-teachers’ safety and learning’. In the initial period of lockdown we announced a plethora of measures, starting with the promotion policy for students of various classes. We then decided to postpone various exams. The ministry has set up three task forces to focus on online learning, academic calendar and examinations and to deal with mental health issues of students. Following their reports, respective bodies after due consultation with MHRD, will issue appropriate guidelines for schools, universities/colleges.