By - 21 April 2020
21 April 2020
The NCERT and the UGC have started work to keep the academic calendar of 2019-20 secure. A task force has been constituted for the same, said the minister.
The Covid-19 crisis has meant a postponement of many competitive exams and a time of uncertainty for students across the board. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union minister for human resource development, is helming efforts to minimise disruption while prioritising the safety of teachers and students. In an interview with Prerna Katiyar over phone and email, he discussed the measures being taken and weighed to help students, the strengths and weaknesses in India’s research efforts and our poor showing in global university rankings, among others. Edited excerpts:
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, many competitive exams such as JEE (joint entrance exam) and medical entrance had to be postponed. What is the ministry’s plan for these exams? Is there a case to move these exams online?