As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country, the Ministry of Education has asked all the centrally-funded institutions to defer offline exams scheduled in May.
source: zee bussiness
All the central universities and institutions such as IITs, NITs, IIITs are asked to adhere to the order issued by the government. In this regard, Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare, in a letter addressed to all the heads of centrally funded institutions on Monday, said that the online examinations, etc may continue.
Khare further in the letter also pointed out that the decision on the offline examination will be reviewed in the first week of June.
If anyone in the institution needs any assistance, the institutions have also been advised to provide immediate possible help so that he/she comes out of the distress at the earliest.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Post Graduate), earlier on Monday, has been postponed for at least four months.
“A decision was taken to postpone NEET-PG for at least 4 months & the exam will not be held before 31st August 2021. Students will also be given at least one month of time after the announcement of the exam before it is conducted. This will make a large number of qualified doctors available for Covid duties”, said the central government in a statement.
India has been witnessing an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases lately. On Monday, the country recorded more than 3,00,000 new infections for a 12th straight day. It has so far registered 1,99,25,604 cases and 2,18,959 fatalities. The total number of active cases in the country now stands at 34.13 lakh.
Amid a shortage of human resources in the medical profession, the government has decided to rope in final year MBBS students for tele-consultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases under the supervision of Faculty. Also, B.Sc./GNM qualified nurses also to be utilized in full-time Covid nursing duties under the supervision of Senior Doctors and Nurses.