Apoorva Singh|May 16, 2021
- Coronavirus Live Updates: Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' tests positive for COVID-19
Coronavirus Live Updates: Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' tests positive for COVID-19
Entrance exams, JEE Main 2021 and NEET PG, postponed; Colleges closed in 14 states, schools in over 20; Over a dozen board exams postponed, including CBSE, CISCE and states boards of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh.
Coronavirus Live Updates: 9 states cancel Class 10 board exams; over 20 close schools
NEW DELHI: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact schools and colleges across the country, Maharashtra became the latest of nine states to cancel the Class 10 board exams. Close to two dozen states have closed schools; 14 have closed colleges.
The Central Board of Secondary Education had already cancelled the CBSE Class 10 board exam and the ICSE board exam 2021 Class 10 followed. Over a dozen states have postponed their Class 12 board exams, including Uttar Pradesh - in the UP board exam latest news, both Classes 10 and 12 exams stand postponed. Entrance exams, such as NEET PG 2021 for postgraduate medicine and JEE Main April 2021, and recruitment exams such as the SSC CHSL 2021 and the UGC-NET 2021 for teaching and fellowships have been postponed. This has led to doubts about NTA NEET 2021 for undergraduate medicine.
Over a dozen states have closed colleges and universities. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and universities like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are all grappling with COVID-19 cases on campus. One IIT Delhi student died due to COVID-19 at home on Tuesday, April 20.
Here we track the impact of the second wave of coronavirus spread on education.
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COVID-19 On Campus: JEE Main April 2021, NEET PG, SSC CHSL 2021 postponed; ICSE Class 10, CBSE Class 10 cancelled; CBSE Class 12 and over 10 state board exams, including UP board exams deferred; over 20 states close schools; over a dozen close colleges - Follow here for coronavirus updates.
COVID-19: IIT Bombay students, alumni run emergency ambulances
Compelled by first-hand experience of a “broken ambulance system”, two students and an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay have started an around-the-clock ambulance service for medical emergencies.
Delhi School Summer Vacation: Delhi directs all private schools to keep learning activities suspended
All online and semi-online teaching and learning activities shall remain suspended during the summer vacation from April 20 to June 9, the Delhi government directed private schools on Wednesday. The Directorate of Education (DoE) had on Monday advanced summer vacations in view of the deteriorating COVID-19 situation.
Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' tests positive for COVID-19
Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under treatment.
This is to inform you all that I have tested COVID positive today. I am taking medication & treatment as per the advice of my doctors.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 21, 2021
Request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant, and get themselves tested.
Haryana School Holidays 2021: Haryana to begin summer vacation in schools from tomorrow
Haryana education minister Kanwar Pal has announced that Haryana school holidays 2021 will begin from April 22 to May 31.
हरियाणा प्रदेश के स्कूलों में गर्मी की छुट्टियां घोषित। 22 अप्रैल से 31 मई तक से स्कूलों में रहेंगी छुट्टियां।अध्यापक लगातार स्कूल आ रहे हैं, बच्चो की सुरक्षा के साथ-साथ अध्यापकों की सुरक्षा भी हमारी जिम्मेवारी इसलिए गर्मियों की छुट्टियां एडवांस में की गई ।#haryanaeducation— Ch. Kanwar Pal (@chkanwarpal) April 21, 2021
Odisha cancels Class 10 board exams amid rising COVID-19 cases: Report
The Board of Secondary Education(BSE), Odisha, has cancelled the annual matriculation (Class 10) examination in view of the COVID-19 situation, according to the Times of India. The state government had earlier postponed BSE Class 10 board exam 2021 and BSE Class 12 board exam 2021.
Indian Army postpones Common Entrance Exam (CEE) for Northeast
The Indian Army indefinitely postponed the Common Entrance Exam (CEE) for Northeast, scheduled on April 25, on account of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, officials said. Defence Public Relations Officer (Guwahati) Lt Col P Khongsai said the CEE was scheduled to take place in Shillong (Meghalaya), Jorhat and Narangi (Assam), and Rangapahar (Nagaland).
Jharkhand schools, colleges to remain closed
The Government of Jharkhand, in the new COVID-19 guidelines, have informed that schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed. The guidelines were released for 'Health Safety Week'. Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren urged people to follow instructions strictly.
'स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा सप्ताह' हेतु दिशा-निर्देश।— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) April 20, 2021
सभी झारखण्डवासियों से अपील है कृपया सरकारी निर्देशों का कड़ाई से पालन करें। सभी के सहयोग से इस विकट संक्रमण को हम मिलकर फिर हरायेंगे।
सतर्क रहें, सुरक्षित रहें। https://t.co/WTSCBS9anm pic.twitter.com/BOUW7mUA1M
BSEB is holding a COVID-19 quiz online
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is holding a special COVID-19 quiz through social media.
Increase beds in medical colleges: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that the number of beds should be increased at Swaroop Rani Medical College and United Medical College at Prayagraj. The chief minister also said that resources of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Rama Medical College-Hospital & Research Centre, Naraina Medical College & Research Center in Kanpur should also be utilised.
प्रयागराज के स्वरूप रानी मेडिकल कॉलेज और यूनाइटेड मेडिकल कॉलेज में 800 से अधिक बेड उपलब्ध हैं, इसे और बढ़ाया जाना चाहिए।— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) April 20, 2021
वाराणसी में RT-PCR का पॉजिटिविटी रेट अधिक है, यहां और अधिक टेस्ट किए जाने की जरूरत है: #UPCM श्री @myogiadityanath जी
Youth groups can help control COVID: PM Modi
Prime minister Narendra Modi, addressing the nation tonight about the COVID-19 pandemic, said that youths can form groups to enforce COVID-protocols locally.
Sikkim closes schools, colleges
Sikkim has closed all schools and colleges till April 30, reports PTI
Maharashtra Board SSC Exam 2021 cancelled
After postponing it, Maharashtra has cancelled the Class 10 SSC Exam 2021 altogether due to the rising cases of COVID-19. This morning, ICSE Class 10 exam 2021 was also cancelled.
94 SPPU students caught cheating in online exam: Report
Engineering students of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) were caught cheating in an online exam, Pune Mirror reported on Tuesday. The proctored exam was being conducted through software that allows students to answer multiple-choice questions. The software, however, detected that students were taking screenshots of the question paper and sharing them with others on a messaging app. The authorities have decided to let these students write the remaining exams but a decision on cheating has been withheld for the time being, the report futher said.
UGC NET 2021 postponed
Keeping in mind the safety of students, National Testing Agency has postponed the December cycle of the UGC NET exam 2021. The exam was scheduled to be conducted between May 2 and 17. The new schedule will be notified to the candidates 15 days prior to the exam.
📢Announcement— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 20, 2021
Keeping in mind the safety & well-being of candidates and exam functionaries during #covid19outbreak, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the UGC-NET Dec 2020 cycle (May 2021) exams.#Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/5dLB9uWgkO
IIT Delhi PhD student dies in her hometown due to COVID-19
A research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Devanshi Mishra, has died today. People close to her said that she was suffering from COVID-19. Mishra was a student of the Kusuma School Of Biological Sciences (KSBS) at IIT Delhi.
The incident was confirmed by V Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi, who said that the students had left the hostel and gone home where she was found to be COVID-19 positive and hospitalised.
Gauhati University postpones PG exams to April 30
After discussions with the postgraduate students' union (PGSU), Gauhati Univerity has postponed the first semester PG exams to April 30. The theory exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 19. A new schedule is yet to be released. The university had earlier decided to conduct the exams as per the schedule and offered to conduct a second phase of examination for all those students who cannot appear for the exam.
Lockdown in Delhi: 20,000 guest teachers dismissed just before curfew
The Delhi Government terminated the services of over 20,000 guest teachers on the same day it announced lockdown in Delhi. As per an order issued by the Delhi Directorate of Education, the guest teachers will be given salary till April 19, 2021 only.
Rajasthan Technological University defers UG and PG exam
The Rajasthan Technological University, Kota has postponed the upcoming examination of first and third-semester undergraduate and first-semester postgraduate level examinations. The exams were scheduled to be conducted in May. A decision on conducting the exam will be taken after the assessment of the situation on the ground. The classes for rest of the students will continue in online mode.
DU's Jesus and Mary College prohibits visitors on campus
In light of the rising number of cases, the Jesus and Mary College has requested all students and others from visiting the campus in person. All necessary matter, as per the notice, will be dealt with via email or phone call.
Academic year, exams will be taken care of to the maximum: DU to students
On Monday, DU's dean of colleges wrote to the student community to "stay strong" amid the second wave of coronavirus. The letter further said that the students need not worry about the academic year, examinations and other related activities during the difficult time.
Madhya Pradesh: Selection test for Means-cum-Merit Scholarship postponed
The Madhya Pradesh School Education Department announced that the selection test for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMSS) to be held on 2 May 2021 has been postponed till further orders. The department said that new dates for the test will be announced later.
राष्ट्रीय मीन्स-कम-मेरिट छात्रवृत्ति (NMMSS) हेतु 2 मई 2021 को आयोजित होने वाली चयन परीक्षा" को, वर्तमान परिस्थितियों के दृष्टिगत आगामी आदेश तक स्थगित कर दिया गया है।— School Education Department, MP (@schooledump) April 20, 2021=
परीक्षा की नवीन तिथियां पृथक से घोषित की जाएंगी pic.twitter.com/TBvS4Anrzf
CISCE: ICSE Class 10 exam cancelled; Class 12 ISC postponed
The Council for the Indian School Certificate examinations (CISCE) has cancelled the Class 10 Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE full form). It had earlier made it optional.
Details Here | CISCE Board Exam 2021: ICSE exam cancelled, ISC postponed
'Devising fair and unbiased criterion ,'says CISCE
CISCE, in the circular issued today, said that it is developing a fair and unbiased criterion to evaluate students as the ICSE boards 2021 are cancelled.
CISCE, said: "The CISCE is committed to developing a fair and unbiased criterion as stated earlier. The criterion on which basis the results will be declared for the ICSE (Class 10) students and the date of result declaration will be announced by the CISCE later."
ICSE boards 2021 cancelled: CISCE has cancelled the ICSE Class 10 board exam
The Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations(CISCE), in an official notification released today, has cancelled the ICSE Class 10 board exams. In the earlier circular, CISCE had said that students can opt to give the exams. Now, that option has been revoked.
CISCE, in a circular, said: "Given the present worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CISCE has decided to cancel the ICSE class 10 2021 examination. The options given in the earlier circular dated April 16, 2021, now stands withdrawn."
COVID-19: Nagaland schools shut for Classes 1 to 8
The Nagaland Government on Monday ordered the closure of all the schools in the state, including the residential ones, for students of Classes 1 to 8 with immediate effect. However, physical teaching sessions for Classes 9 to 12 will continue.
COVID-19: JNU shuts central library as Delhi enters lockdown
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration on Monday announced shutting its central library and imposed several restrictions on the campus during the week-long lockdown in Delhi to arrest a surge in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19: IIT Roorkee asks students, staff to return to their homes
After a spike in COVID-19 cases on campus, IIT Roorkee has advised its students and staff members residing in non-containment hostels to return home. Students and project staff in non-containment hostels have been asked to leave by the evening of April 21. As many states now require an RT-PCR test result, the institute is also conducting tests to ensure the safe entry of students into their hometown.
Delhi: No salary for guest teachers during lockdown
The Delhi directorate of education's terminating the services of guest teachers form April 20 and letting only some return for COVID-19 work hasn't gone down well. This move essentially denies the teachers salary during lockdown and the summer vacations. According to some reports, over 20,000 teachers are affected.
महोदय,गेस्ट टीचर्स को लाक डाउन की सैलरी दी जाए और बच्चों के भविष्य को ध्यान में रखते हुए,आनलाईन क्लास शुरु कर दी जाएं,GT को इस बुरी स्थिति में हटाकर भूखा मारना आप के शिक्षा तंत्र पर बहुत गहरा धब्बा है@ArvindKejriwal @msisodia @AIGTA2011 @socialjurist @LtGovDelhi @guest_teachers— Akhtar Azmi (@AkhtarAzmi8783) April 19, 2021
Delhi Government: Guest teachers
Delhi's directorate of education (DoE) has ordered that the services of guest teachers in its schools be discontinued from today, April 20. However, it has allowed school principals to bring some of them back to work on COVID-19 related issues and they will be paid accordingly.
SSC CHSL 2021 exam postponed: Twitter post
That the major recruitment exam, SSC CHSL 2021, was postponed was announced on Twitter and on the official website, ssc.nic.in.
Delhi School summer Vacation 2021: Directorate of Education announces summer holidays from April 20
The Delhi Directorate of Education announced that summer vacations in Delhi schools 2021-22 will begin April 20 to June 9 for all government and government-aided schools. All semi-online and online teaching activities will remain suspended during Delhi school vacation, the directorate said.
Lockdown in Punjab latest news today 2021
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh announced night curfew in Punjab and a host of other restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19. Punjab has already announced that school and colleges will be shut until April 30. In his post on Twitter, Singh said that coaching classes will be shut as well.
In view of the sudden spike in #Covid19 cases, stricter measures are a must. During a review meeting today with experts, have decided to impose night curfew throughout the State from 8 PM to 5 AM. Coaching institutes, Gyms, bars & cinemas to remain shut till 30th April. (1/3)— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) April 19, 2021
COVID-19: Schools, colleges and universities shut till May 15 in Jammu & Kashmir
Schools in Shillong area to be closed till May 4: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma has announced that all schools in Shillong area will be closed till May 4. Sangama, however, said that MBOSE exams will continue as per schedule.
All schools to close from tomorrow for the next 14 days till 4th May, 2021 in the Shillong area. Ongoing MBOSE examinations will continue unaffected.— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) April 19, 2021
Govt. & Pvt. offices will also function with 50% capacity. The situation in other districts is being closely monitored. pic.twitter.com/cWIsKDUUOA
Covid: J&K students association set up helplines for Kashmiri Students Outside J&K
In the View of the surging covid-19 cases, Jammu and Kashmir students association has established a helpline and online platform to monitor and address the issues of Kashmiri students studying in different parts of Country. In its statement Association said that, JKSA has set up a proper bridge to give proper heed to their problems due to second wave of deadly Coronavirus.
COVID-19: 13 states shut colleges and universities
Amid rising COVID-19 cases, 13 states have ordered the closure of colleges and universities. These states are Haryana, Odisha, Tripura, Bihar, Gujarat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
Delhi: Students allowed to appear in exams during lockdown on production of valid I card
Today Delhi government has announced to impose a lockdown in Delhi, from 10 pm tonight to 6 am next Monday (26th April). However, students will be allowed to appear in examination on production of valid I card. As per the order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) examination staff will also be allowed to travel on production of valid I card.
Delhi lockdown guidelines: Exam staff
The Delhi lockdown guidelines 2021 says that examination staff will also be allowed to travel to exam centres and back if they can produce valid identity cards.
Delhi Lockdown Guidelines 2021: Exams
Delhi has announced a "curfew" from the night of April 19 till April 24, 2021. While this has imposed restrictions on a wide range of activities and movements, students with valid admit cards will be allowed to write exams. "Persons or students shall be allowed to appear in examination on production of valid admit card," says the order listing Delhi lockdown guidelines.
School Closed News Today: With West Bengal schools closed, 21 states have shut schools so far
As the country witnesses a second wave of COVID-19, 21 states have shut schools due to the pandemic so far. The West Bengal School Education Department(WBSED) decided to close schools from tomorrow as it becomes the latest state to extend school closures.
UK Medical Research Council to hold conference protective immune responses against SARS-CoV-2
The United Kingdom Medical Research Council will be organizing a virtual conference to discuss latest research on protective immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 on April 28-29. There will also be discussion on how does human immune system protects from infection with SARS-CoV-2?
DU South Campus launches vaccination camp
Delhi University's South Campus has started a two-day vaccination camp.
Punjab: schools, colleges, coaching centers shut till April 30
All educational institutions have been closed in Punjab till April 30, 2021. Ludhiana District Magistrate has also asked all IELTS and other coaching centers to be closed till April 30. However, the state government has allowed educational institutions to run online classes during this period.
IIT Mandi researchers develop self-cleaning material for Face Masks and PPE Equipment
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi researchers have developed a virus-filtering, self-cleaning and antibacterial material that can be used to make face masks and other PPE equipment. The researchers have developed prototypes of a 4-layered face mask using the MoS2 modified fabric. They report that these masks, in addition to killing microbes and being light-cleanable, can also filter >96% of particles that are in the size range of the COVID Virus (120 nanometres), without compromising on the breathability of the fabric, and could thus be a powerful tool to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other microbial infections.
ICYMI: Bihar Board compartment exams postponed
Bihar Board Class 10 and 12 compartmental exams 2021, and DElEd exam postponed due to rise in COVID-19 cases. Bihar has also shut schools and colleges till May 15.
Class 10 board exam news
Over 10 state and central board have cancelled the Class 10 board exam. The CBSE Class 10 board exam has been cancelled and the 10th ICSE board exam 2021 has been made optional.
Read Full Story | 10th Board Exam: How many states have cancelled Class 10 exams?
West Bengal: Schools shut till May 7
West Bengal government has shut all schools from tomorrow till May 7 following which the summer vacation will begin. Until now, students of Classes 10 and 12 were attending school in West Bengal.
JNU: 74 COVID-positive cases on campus
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has constituted a "COVID-19 Response Team" in reaction to the sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections in April. JNU currently has 74 active cases on campus and has had over 330 since March 2020, it said in a notice issued on April 18.
BSEB postpones exams
Bihar Board (BSEB) has postponed the DElEd, Intermediate compartmental-cum-special exam 2021 and matriculation compartmental-cum-special exam 2021 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. It has also shut all schools and colleges, originally scheduled to reopen on April 18, till May 15.
#BSEB द्वारा #कोरोना महामारी की वर्तमान स्थिति को देखते हुए अप्रैल-मई 2021 में आयोजित की जाने वाली तीन परीक्षाओं— Bihar Education Department (@BiharEducation_) April 18, 2021
1️⃣डीएलएड (विशेष) परीक्षा, 2020
2️⃣इंटरमीडिएट कम्पार्टमेंटल-सह-विशेष परीक्षा,2021,
3️⃣माध्यमिक कम्पार्टमेंटल -सह-विशेष परीक्षा 2021,
को अंगले आदेश तक स्थगित किया गया है। pic.twitter.com/z6khaVcqJX
The Bihar Board (BSEB) Class 10 and BSEB (Inter) Class 12 exams are already over and their results have also been declared.
Resident doctors' group demand for separate accommodation
Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association has requested Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Union health minister, Harsh Vardhan to provide separate accommodation for COVID-19 duty workers. "Since after duty, majority of doctors return to their homes and hostel ...they may become a source of infection," the FORDA letter said. The doctors have also asked the authorities to recruit more health workers amid the upsurge in COVID-19 cases.
Would like to request respected @SatyendarJain @ArvindKejriwal @drharshvardhan to provide separate accommodation to our COVID WARRIORS like last year to fight this pandemic with high morale. Kindly consider this on priority basis.— FORDA INDIA (@FordaIndia) April 18, 2021
Regards@dr_arunkgupta @drpankajsolanki @NMSF3 pic.twitter.com/Uzq3R59F7f
DU's Gwyer Hall students demand hand sanitisers, space for workers
Delhi University's Gwyer Hall students demand the authorities to provide safety measure like hand sanitisers on the entrance gate, space for mess workers and other staff in hostel premises and issue proper guidelines for hostels.
I'm requesting again to @UnivofDelhi to please intervene in the situation of hostels of university. In Gwyer Hall 4 students and 1 employee reported +ve. Some students are infected with viral fever. Arrange all the safety measure and issue a proper guideline for hostels. https://t.co/I2BYW0jrru— Sandeep Sharma (@Sandeep_GKP007) April 19, 2021
Hostel canteen owner dies due to COVID-19, resident commemorates tireless efforts
As the rising number of COVID-19 cases continue to overwhelm resources, a canteen owner in a resident doctor's hostel dies due to coronavirus. People commemorate their persistent efforts to serve during tough times.
The guy who used to run the canteen at the resident doctors' hostel at our hospital died of covid last week.— Debayan Sinharoy (@natselrox) April 18, 2021
Feeding hungry residents returning from on-call duty at 4 am in the morning, these people make the healthcare system run and seldom get the credit for it.
Delhi Government school in Rohini allows teachers to work from home
Apart from Shakarpur, teachers of Delhi Government school in Rohini have been allowed to work from home from Monday onwards. Teachers are required to continue work as usual like uploading exam marks and any other exam and school-related work. Further, the teachers, have to follow the usual timetable.
Educational institutions in Leh shut till April 30, till May 15 in Jammu and Kashmir
All schools including residential hostels and schools in Leh district have been closed all classes up to and including class 12 with immediate effect till April 30. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday ordered the closure of all educational institutions, including colleges and universities, till May 15.
Tamil Nadu Class 12 Board exams postponed, practicals to continue
Tamil Nadu Government on Sunday announced that Class 12 Board examinations for the state board have been postponed. However, practical exams, which got underway on Friday, will continue. Originally, the government had planned to hold the Higher Secondary Second Year exams from May 3 to May 21.
Delhi Government school shuts down after staff members contract COVID-19
Delhi's Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Shakarpur number 2, has been closed till April 21 to be sanitised thoroughly. The decision was taken after several cases of coronavirus were reported among the staff of the school that is run in two shifts. All the staff members will, however, follow the timetable for teachers at home and upload marks related to the CBSE exam 2021 from their home. The school had been open for teachers.
Rajasthan imposes 15 day lockdown on all educational institutes
In view of the rising number of cases in the state, Rajasthan has imposed a 15 day 'janushaasan pakhwada' or self-discipline fortnight' restrictions starting from today till May 3. Strict curbs will be imposed on movements across the state from 5 am today till 5 am on May 3. All educational institutions will be closed and teachers have been asked to continue working from home. Teachers have also been directed to prepare exam results and stay in touch with the student and continue assessment through the Smile and Smile 2.0 online programme.
Tezpur University directs students to vacate campus
On Saturday, Assam's Tezpur University asked all the undergraduate and postgraduate students to leave the campus. The students will have to vacate their rooms by April 23 with bags and baggage. The rule has been relaxed for the final year students who can stay on the campus till April 29 to complete their research work and vacate rooms by April 30. The PhD students will be notified about vacating their rooms soon, an official notice said.
Assam School News: Lower primary schools with over 100 active COVID-19 cases to be shut
Lower primary schools in the Assam districts that have more than a hundred active COVID-19 cases will be shut. The deputy commissioner of a district can order the closure of the lower primary schools and pre-primary schools if the active cases cross the 100-mark, they said. The order to implement the decision was issued on Saturday and it will remain in force up to May 8 or until further directions.
JAC Board Exam 2021: Further decision after June 1
The Jharkhand Academic Council announced the postponement of Class 10 and 12 examinations, ANI reported. A decision on the Jharkhand Board 10th exam date and Jharkhand Board 12th exam date will be taken after a review meeting on June 1, the JAC said in a statement.
Due to the surge in COVID19 cases, Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) postpones examinations of Class 10th and 12th. A meeting will be held on June 1 to review the situation, & further decision will be taken according to the situation: JAC— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2021
JNU shuts sports stadium, canteens and dhabas
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Saturday, ordered the closure of the sports stadium with immediate effect and yoga activities in the offline mode have also been suspended. However, such activities can be run in online mode. All dining facility at canteens and eateries on the campus was also closed with immediate effect.
UK Board Exam 2021 Statistics: Report
A total of 1.48 lakh students had registered to write the Uttarakhand Board Class 10 exam 2021, Hindustan reported. Since the exam has been cancelled the marks to these students will be given as per the criteria of the UK Board. Along with Class 10, the total number of intermediate students is 1,22,184, the report added.
Uttarakhand Board Exam 2021: Class 10 exam cancelled, Class 12 exam postponed
Uttarakhand has cancelled its Class 10 board exam and postponed the Class 12 one, its minister for school and Sanskrit education, Arvind Pandey, announced today. Uttarakhand is also hosting the Kumbh Mela and the venue, Haridwar, has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases.
CBSE board exam 2021
The decision on JEE Main (now up on JEE Main official site) comes after the Centre postponed the CBSE board exam 2021. The Class 12 CBSE exam was set to begin in early May but now stands postponed. The Class 10 CBSE exam has been cancelled altogether and students will be marked based on an "objective criterion" the board will develop.
JEE Main April 2021 postponed: Mock tests on app
Announcing the JEE Main 2021 April session postponed, the NTA suggested that candidates use the time to prepare using the exam body's own NTA Test Abhyas App. NTA launched the Test Abhyas app for JEE Main and NEET-UG aspirants in 2020.
JEE Main April attempt: What about new dates?
The official notice announcing JEE Mains April postponed 2021 is on the NTA's official website and also on the JEE Main official site, jeemain.nta.nic.in. It says that the new dates will be decided later and that they will be announced at least 15 days before the April session exams are scheduled to start. The complete notice is given below.
After the CBSE and NEET PG 2021 were postponed, students had been campaigning online for the postponement of JEE Main 2021 April session. They were gathering their posts by tagging them with #postponejee2021. It has now been postponed, announced Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Twitter.
JEE Main April attempt postponed: Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'
The BTech entrance exam, JEE Main 2021 April attempt, scheduled over April 27, 28 and 30, has been postponed, announced education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Twitter.
📢 Announcement— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 18, 2021
Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) – 2021 April Session.
I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia's and my prime concerns right now. pic.twitter.com/Pe3qC2hy8T
JAC Board exam 2021 postponed: Report
Jharkhand has postponed JAC board exams for Classes 10, 12, reports Hindustan.
Bangalore University: All exams postponed
Bangalore University has postponed exams due to "escalation in COVID-19 situation and transportation problem". They were originally slated to begin from Monday, April 19.
TS EAMCET 2021: 25% weightage to intermediate exams will not be considered this year
The Telangana Government has announced that 25 percent weightage given to intermediate exams will not be considered for the Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test-2021 (TS EAMCET 2021) this year.
Rastrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar College of Engineering turned into COVID-care centre
The Rastrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar College of Engineering in Begusarai, Bihar, is turned into a COVID-care centre and the necessary arrangement for it has been reviewed, the district administration said.
बेगूसराय: जिला पदाधिकारी श्री अरविंद कुमार वर्मा एवं पुलिस अधीक्षक श्री अवकाश कुमार ने संयुक्त रूप से लोहियानगर एवं सिघौल के विभिन्न कन्टेनमेन्ट जोन तथा रामधारी सिंह दिनकर अभियंत्रण महाविद्यालय स्थित कोविड केयर सेंटर का निरीक्षण कर वहां उपलब्ध आवश्यक व्यवस्थाओं का जायजा लिया। pic.twitter.com/seOGUhKJTz— IPRD Bihar (@IPRD_Bihar) April 17, 2021
GGM Science College Jammu allowed to open for administrative staff
The district administration has allowed the Government Gandhi Memorial Science College Jammu to reopen for administrative work. The college was declared a micro-containment zone on April 8.
Jai Narayan Vyas University shuts hostels as students test positive for COIVD-19: Report
Jai Narayan Vyas University in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, has shut hostels and postponed examinations with immediate effect as many students test positive for COVID-19, according to Times of India.
IITs see fewer campus placements: Report
The pandemic has hit the ongoing placements season at the premiere Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), with several of these institutes bracing for poor recruitment statistics this year, the Hindustan Times reported. The report states that the overall statistics of recruitment may be poorer this year.
JNU: Improve health facilities on campus, demands AISA
The All India Students Association (AISA) has demanded that the JNU administration provide better healthcare facilities on campus instead of asking students to leave hostels.
"One entire year has passed since the pandemic hit our country, but alongwith the BJP govt, the JNU administration also has failed to ensure basic necessities to deal with the health emergency.," said AISA, in a statement.
AISA demanded that the JNU administration set up quarantine centres, treatment mechanisms for COVID-19 patients, ensure proper diet to the students and "take responsibility" for the online education of students.
JNVST Class 6 exam 2021 postponed
The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has postponed the Class 6 selection test, JNVST 2021. It was scheduled for May 16, 2021.
Coronavirus: 25 things for school children to do during the COVID-19 lockdown
ICYMI: We compiled a list of 25 resources for school children during the #lockdown last year. From MIT's gamified coding programmes to professional drawing tutorials, here are 25 things for school children to do while they're stuck at home.
A Mastodon fossil at The Smithsonian (Source: Virtual Tour)
Madhya Pradesh: Exams cancelled for Classes 9, 11
Madhya Pradesh's school education department has announced final exams for Classes 9 and 11 cancelled. The MP Board had already postponed the MPBSE Class 10 and 12 exams to June.
स्कूल शिक्षा विभाग द्वारा जारी निर्देशानुसार कक्षा 9वीं एवं 11वीं के विद्यार्थियों की वार्षिक परीक्षा नहीं ली जाएगी तथा उनका मूल्यांकन अकादमिक सत्र के दौरान पूर्व में किए गए मूल्यांकन के आधार पर किया जाएगा। @EduMinOfIndia #schooledump pic.twitter.com/jBpbhv4K5L— School Education Department, MP (@schooledump) April 16, 2021
Allahabad University asks students to vacate hostels: Report
The Allahabad University has asked students to vacate hostels for converting them into COVID-19 wards, according to a report by the Hindustan. The university also said that all classes will be held in online mode due to the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.
Allahabad University online exam: Students to get another chance in July
The University of Allahabad said that students will be given another chance to appear for online examinations in July 2021 if they were unable to submit their answer sheets through online mode.
'cancel all board exams', says environmental activist Licypriya Kangujam
Enivornmental acitivist Licypriya Kangujam said that students should fight for justice to ensure that there is no board exams during COVID-19.
Delhi University: More than four residents test positive for COVID-19 at Gwyer Hall hostel
More than four residents at Delhi Univeristy's Gwyer Hall hostel have tested postive for COVID-19, according to Sandeep Sharma, former president of Gwyer Hall Students' Union.
@UnivofDelhi More than 4 residents of Gwyer Hall tested +ve. Please take necessary action and ensure the safety. Already informed to hall authority on this matter. @jharajesh @OfficeOfPC_ @DU_Teacher @abhiter @Iftikharfariha @bstvlive— Sandeep Sharma (@Sandeep_GKP007) April 17, 2021
Coronavirus: University, college closed
These are the states that have closed universities and colleges, some till late April and others until further orders:
- West Bengal
- Tamil Nadu
- Himachal Pradesh
(Rajasthan, so far, has closed for a day)
IIM Bangalore holds convocation in virtual mode
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, held its 46th convocation on April 16, in the virtual mode due to the rising coronavirus cases in the country.
JKBOSE notification 2021 today
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education has postponed the Class 11 exams due to COVId-19. However, the announcement is not on the JKBOSE official website yet.
JKBOSE Class 11 exams postponed
JKBOSE Class 11 exams 2021: The office of the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir has announced the JKBOSE Class 11 exams postponed.
In view of #COVID19, class 11th exams have been postponed.— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) April 17, 2021
There will also be ceiling on gatherings and functions restricting to 100 persons from earlier 200.
Coronavirus graph in India and universities
Over a dozen states and Union Territories have shut down institutions of higher education - colleges and universities - as well as the Coronavirus graph in India curves upwards in the deadly second wave of infections. Some are closed till late April, like Himachal Pradesh (till April 21) and Haryana (April 30). Others have shut until further orders. These include Odisha and Telangana.
Maharashtra SSC, HSC exams
Maharashtra had postponed the Maharashtra Board SSC and HSC exams for Classes 10 and 12 even before the CBSE did but now students, educator and activists in the states are demanding cancellation of the exams. They are demanding #InternalAssessmentForAll
Major Boards and States have cancelled their board exams to overcome mental stress of students and Covid Situations— Prof. Dineshkumar Gupta (@dinesh_sir) April 17, 2021
We request Maharashtra Government to take decisions asap for the same#CancleAllBoardExams #InternalAssessmentForAll@CMOMaharashtra @VarshaEGaikwad @anubha1812
VTU Exam on schedule
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Karnataka has announced that the first-year BE, BTech and BArch exams (for engineering and architecture students) will be conducted as per schedule, that is, from April 19. Students on Twitter are demanding postponement with posts tagged with #postponevtuexams and #savevtustudents .
Students and activists are organising online campaign demanding cancellation - not postponement - of all board exams. They are tagging their Twitter posts with: #CancelAllBoardExams #DontPostponeBoards #InternalAssessmentForAll
Central University of Himachal Pradesh closes
The Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CU Himachal) has stopped physical classes till April 21 following the state government's orders issued to control the spread of COVID-19.
Which states are holding board exams as scheduled?
According to reports - Careers360's and those other others, including The Hindu, NDTV and Times of India - these states are conducting board exams as scheduled:
Bihar Board (BSEB) is the only board in the country to have both conducted and declared both matriculation and intermediate results in 2021. Everyone else has been delayed by the pandemic. Some have been compelled to cancel the Class 10 exam.
JNU: 64 active cases, 11 detected in 1 day
In a note to students issued on April 16, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration has advised students to "leave for their native places". The campus has 64 COVID-19 positive patients including 11 detected in one day, on April 16.
ICSE and ISC board exam 2021
- ISC Class 12: Postponed. New date will be announced after a review of the COVID-19
- ICSE Class 10: Postponed and also optional. Students will be allowed to write the offline exam along with Class 12 when that is scheduled. Alternatively, they will be evaluated by an "unbiased criterion" developed by the board.
[Note: Full form of ISC is Indian School Certificate. And that of ICSE is Indian Certificate of Secondary Education. They are conducted by the same board, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, or CISCE]
COVID-19: Gujarat adds 'incentive' to resident doctors, interns' stipend
Gujarat government will pay Rs 5,000 in addition to the stipend to medical interns and resident doctors engaged in treating COVID-19 patients. This 'incentive' will be given till June 30, 2021. The number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat has shot up and local reports have accused the government of gross under-reporting of cases.
Gujarat Govt announces special Covid incentive allowance of Rs.5000 per month in addition to the regular stipend for interns and resident doctors engaged in the noble task of treating COVID-19 patients in the State till June 30, 2021.— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) April 16, 2021
Haryana college closed news
College closed in Haryana: On Friday evening, the Haryana government announced it was closing all institutions of higher education, colleges and universities, till April 30.
हरियाणा उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग ने प्रदेश के सभी महाविद्यालयों और विश्वविद्यालयों को 30 अप्रैल तक बंद रखने के आदेश दिए. pic.twitter.com/szO8LslDTC— DPR Haryana (@DiprHaryana) April 16, 2021
NIOS June 2021 exam
The National Institute of Open School (NIOS) said that it is "keeping close watch on the situation" - COVID-19 second wave - and will decide on the NIOS 2021 June exam dates after May 20.
In view of the prevailing situation due to covid-19 pandemic across the country and also taking in account the safety and well being of the Learners, the NIOS is keeping close watch on the situation for the schedule of June 2021 Examinations.@ANI @PIBHRD @EduMinOfIndia pic.twitter.com/zU9dVxL0TW— NIOS (@niostwit) April 16, 2021
ICSE, ISC exams 2021 postponed: Gerry Arathoon
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations' (CISCE) chief Gerry Arathoon has just announced that the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) exams have been postponed. Class 10 students have been given the option of writing the exam with the Class 12 students or not writing it. If the don't write the offline Class 10 (ICSE) exam, the CISCE board will development a separating marking framework for them.
Delhi Weekend Curfew: Students can appear for exams, says report
"Any person/student shall be allowed for movement during weekend curfew to appear in the examination on production of valid admit cards. The examination staff deployed for exam duties shall be allowed to travel on the production of valid I card," Delhi disaster Management Authority has said, reports ANI.
Any person/student shall be allowed for movement during weekend curfew to appear in the examination on production of valid admit cards. The examination staff deployed for exam duties shall be allowed to travel on the production of valid I card: Delhi disaster Management Authority— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2021
Pondicherry University: Exams postponed
Pondicherry University has postponed exams at the university and all affiliated colleges that were scheduled from Monday, April 19.
Odisha suspends all university exams from April 19
After deferring the board examination, Odisha Government has suspended all examinations and offline classes in universities and colleges coming under the State Higher Education Department from April 19.
Examinations and physical classes in universities and colleges coming under Higher Education Department are suspended from 19th April.— ଉଚ୍ଚଶିକ୍ଷା ବିଭାଗ, ଓଡିଶା ସରକାର 🇮🇳 (@DHE_Odisha) April 16, 2021
Bhanwar Singh Bhati: Rajasthan exams postponed
Rajasthan's higher education minister (independent charge) Bhanwar Singh Bhati announced that all university exams have been postponed in Rajasthan, including those a private institutions.
हमारे देश व राज्य में कोविड-19 की दूसरी लहर के कारण संक्रमण में तेजी से फैलाव को मध्यनजर रखते हुए राज्य के सभी राजकीय एवं स्ववित्तपोषित विश्वविद्यालयों की समस्त प्रकार की परीक्षाओं को आगामी आदेश तक स्थगित कर दिया गया है।— Bhanwar Singh Bhati (@BSBhatiInc) April 16, 2021
सजग रहें, सतर्क रहें। pic.twitter.com/PqFxwq8rVl
Will SSC board exams be cancelled in 2021?
These boards have already cancelled Class 10 (SSC) board exams:
- Jammu and Kashmir (remaining exams)
These boards are still to decide on SSC board exams 2021:
- West Bengal
Haryana Schools Closed
The government announced Haryana schools closed for even Classes 9 to 12. The state's education minister, Kanwar Pal Gujjar, had already postponed its board exams.
हरियाणा शिक्षा मंत्री श्री कंवरपाल ने कहा कि कोरोना के बढते मामलों की वजह से नौवीं से बारहवीं तक की कक्षाएं भी 30 अप्रैल तक बंद रहेंगी. पहली से आठवीं कक्षा तक स्कूलों को पहले ही 30 अप्रैल तक बंद किया जा चुका है.— DPR Haryana (@DiprHaryana) April 16, 2021
Haryana Schools closed for Class 9-12, Rajasthan defers college exams
Haryana education minister has ordered the closure of schools for Class 9 to 12 as the second wave of coronavirus hits the state. Earlier, all schools for Class 1 to 8 had been closed till April 30. Meanwhile, all examinations of all state and self-funded universities of the state have been postponed till further orders in Rajasthan.
COVID-19: IIT Delhi lets students go home
In a letter to students on April 16, the IIT Delhi administration said that all students who want to go home can do so. The letter said, "The Gulmohar facility for home quarantine of students is full to capacity now. In addition, there are many cases amongst faculty and their family members as well as staff and their family members."
With universities across states postponing exams, students of Kumaun University in Uttarakhand also demanded their exams be postponed.
postponed kumaun university BA Bsc , B com 1 , 2 , 3 years exams conduct in may 24 how its possible exam conduct within 5 months after admission in january 2021 annual yearly students— Sanjeev (@Sanjeev90094421) April 16, 2021
Rajasthan education institutions to remain closed on Saturday
Rajasthan's education minister, Govind Singh Dotasra, declared a "complete holiday" for all educational institutes on Saturday due to the weekend curfew imposed from 6 pm on Friday evening to 5 am on Monday in the state.
प्रदेश में शुक्रवार शाम 6 बजे से सोमवार सुबह 5 बजे तक लगाए गए वीकेंड कर्फ़्यू के संबंध में प्रदेश की सभी शिक्षण संस्थानों में कल दिनांक 17.04.2021 को पूर्ण अवकाश घोषित किया गया है।@rajeduofficial pic.twitter.com/u6edorxGST— Govind Singh Dotasra (@GovindDotasra) April 16, 2021
COVID-19: MUHS UG medical exams postponed till June
The undergraduate exams conducted by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, or MUHS, scheduled to be conducted from April 19 have been postponed till June. The state minister of medical education, Amit V Deshmukh announced the decision on Thursday. The minister further assured that the MUHS exam will be conducted in June after discussion with the Chief Minister and the detailed schedule of the examination will be announced accordingly.
महाराष्ट्र आरोग्य विज्ञान विद्यापीठामार्फत 19 एप्रिल पासून घेण्यात येणाऱ्या वैद्यकीय विद्यार्थ्यांच्या परीक्षा मा. मुख्यमंत्री महोदयांशी चर्चा करून येत्या जून मध्ये घेण्यात येणार असून परीक्षेचे सविस्तर वेळापत्रक महाराष्ट्र आरोग्य विज्ञान विद्यापीठामार्फत जाहीर करण्यात येईल.— Amit V. Deshmukh (@AmitV_Deshmukh) April 15, 2021
All educational institutes in Tripura closed indefinitely
Tripura's education minister Ratan Lal Nath announced the closure of all public and private schools, colleges and universities until further notice on Friday. However, all exams will be conducted as per schedule.
Due to surges in covid cases it has been decided that from 17.04.2021 all the classes of schools, colleges and universities which are under the state government (Including private Institutions) would remain closed until further order. Only the pre scheduled exams will be held.— Ratan Lal Nath (@RatanLalNath1) April 16, 2021
TAPMI students bag online internship offers amid pandemic
As many as 537 students of TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) bagged internship offers in the placement drive conducted for the batch of 2020-21. All these students will complete their internships online, given the spike in coronavirus infections. A total of 18 students also self-sourced internship opportunities.
In which states board exams are cancelled?
Apart from CBSE, here is the list of states that have cancelled Class 10 board exams
List of states where board exams have been postponed
Here are some of the states which decided to postpone state board exams 2021 amid the second wave of coronavirus in the country.
SSC CHSL exam 2021 to be conducted as per schedule
Denying all rumours, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced that the exam will be conducted as per schedule. SSC clarified that students need to reach the SSC CHSL exam centre on time. The SSC CHSL exam 2021 will be conducted in all three shifts till April 27, 2021. Candidates are also advised to follow the COVID-19 guidelines.
SSC CHSL Exam : सभी विद्यार्थी तय समय पर परीक्षा केंद्रों पर पहुंचे । Covid guidelines का पालन करें एवं किसी भी प्रकार की अफवाहों पर ध्यान नहीं दे । परीक्षा तय समय पर हो रही है । #StaySafe #SSC #sscchsl @SSCorg_in— Staff Selection Commission (@SSCorg_in) April 16, 2021
List of states where schools are closed
Here is the list of states that have closed schools amid the rising number of coronavirus.
- Uttar Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- Himachal Pradesh
- Jammu and Kashmir
- West Bengal
Summer vacation in Delhi Schools from May 11 to June 30
The Delhi Government issued the list of holidays for the 2021-22 academic session on Thursday. As per the list, May 11 to June 30 will be observed as summer vacation. Although, June 28, 29 and 30 will be working days for teachers. The Autumn Break, as per the Delhi Government notice, will be from October 12 to 14, 2021 and the winter vacation will be from January 1 to 15, 2022.
DU VC urges eligible members to get vaccination on campus, follow COVID-19 protocol
Vice Chancellor, Prof. PC Joshi amidst the rising #Covid 19, cases appeals to the fraternity @UnivofDelhi to follow all protocols to keep safe and healthy. He urges all the eligible members to avail the facility at the #Covid Vaccination Centre, WUS health centre, North Campus. pic.twitter.com/OWlXlZaKJa— University of Delhi (@UnivofDelhi) April 15, 2021
NDA exam updates: Applicants demand postponement of exam
Several NDA entrance exam 2021 aspirants took to social media to request the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the UPSC NDA 1, 2021 exam in wake of the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country. As the NDA exam date is April 18, students urged various government authorities to look into their demand to postpone the exam.
JEE Main 2021 Updates: Student requests Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' to postpone exam
While one section of students is campaigning online, asking the government to postpone JEE Main 2021, others are simply wondering, "Will JEE Mains 2021 be postponed?" A student is requesting the union education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' to postpone the national-level entrance exam for engineering, JEE Main 2021 April session. The JEE Main 2021 April exam dates are April 27, 28, 29 and 30.
please do something about jee mains April attempt as— Ashutosh Jha (@Ashutos24857768) April 16, 2021
Almost 22 lakh candidates have registered for JEE Main 2021, and Phase 3 is expected to be attempted by more than 6 lakh candidates
And these lives also matters#PostponeJEEApril
Odisha COVID Cases: State government postpones all board exams
The Odisha Government on Thursday postponed all board examinations including the Class 10 and 12 tests amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement after reviewing the coronavirus situation in Odisha, where active cases have surpassed the 14,000-mark. The decision to conduct the Odisha Board exam was put on hold earlier. The students of Class 9 and 11 will be promoted to the subsequent standard without appearing for any test.
NIT Hamirpur asks students to leave after 19 test positive
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur has asked all its students to "vacate the hostels on priority" and head home "within 3-4 days". According to reports, 19 NIT Hamirpur students tested positive for COVID-19.
'We thank you': NEET PG candidates to Harsh Vardhan
Candidates writing the NEET PG 2021 had been campaigning for a postponement. Once the health minister, Harsh Varshan announced on Twitter that NEET PG is being postponed, candidates responded with gratitude.
NEET PG 2021 Date after review: Harsh Vardhan
Harsh Vardhan, health minister, said that the new date for NEET PG 2021 will be set after review of the situation. Here is the letter from the health ministry Dr Harsh Vardhan shared.
Harsh Vardhan: 'Kept well-being of medical students in mind'
Harsha Vardhan on Twitter: "In light of the surge in COVID19 cases, GoI has decided to postpone NEET PG 2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18 Next date to be decided later Decision has been taken keeping well-being of our young medical students in mind."
Harsh Vardhan: NEET PG Postponed
Health minister Harsh Vardhan announced on Twitter that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate - NEET PG 2021 - was being postponed. The new date for the exam scheduled for April 18 will be decided later.
#NEETPG2021 POSTPONED !— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 15, 2021
Health & safety of our young doctors is paramount.
Next date to be decided after reviewing the situation later. @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA #Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/5FFzcje3iB
IIT Roorkee Corona News: 101 active cases on campus
On Thursday, a total of 101 students tested positive for coronavirus on campus, the IIT Roorkee told Careers360. All asymptomatic students have been isolated in three different COVID care centre on the campus. "We are doing 100 per cent testing and retesting of students and staff members in the containment zones. Also, 100% testing of students in non-containment zones is also in the process. We have limited the entry-exit time and a student is allowed to go out for a period of two hours only," an official statement said.
Live webinar to deal with exam stress and anxiety
A Ministry of education initiative for students to deal with exam stress and anxiety will be conducted every Friday by a live webinar.
Fight #COVID-19, Stay Safe and practice #SocialDistancing. Connect to experts to deal with Exam stress & anxiety on PMeVidya DTH-TV Channels. Live every Friday, interact on toll free #1800112199, 1800111265@EduMinOfIndia @DrRPNishank @SanjayDhotreMP@ssrivastava66 @ap_behera pic.twitter.com/15qHMvmoBM— NCERT (@ncert) April 15, 2021
International Baccalaureate exams canceled due to COVID-19
International Baccalaureate (IB) canceled its examinations across the country following a surge in COVID-19 cases. A non-examination route to be taken for admission of students.
IIT Roorkee: Quarantined student dies amid confusion over COVID tests
Prem Singh, an MTech student who was in a quarantine facility on IIT Roorkee since April 11, passed away. He was found unconscious at the facility and was taken to the Roorkee Civil Hospital where he was declared dead. He had tested negative for coronavirus. This has come in the middle of widespread confusion over COVID tests on the campus and worry about the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar district.
GSEB.org: Gujarat postpones Class 10, 12 exams
Gujarat Government postpones the state board class 10 and 12 exams and will announce the date after May 15. Students from classes 1 to 9 and of class 11 will be promoted to the next class.
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Gujarat Govt decides to postpone Class 10 & 12 board examinations, scheduled to be held between May 10 to 25, and mass promotion for students of std 1 to 9 & 11. The new dates will be announced after reviewing the coronavirus situation on May 15.— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) April 15, 2021
Uttar Pradesh: University exams postponed till May 15; Class 10, 12 exams postponed to May 20
The Uttar Pradesh Government has postponed college, university examinations amid rising COVID-19 cases.
कोरोना संक्रमण को देखते हुए माध्यमिक शिक्षा परिषद प्रयागराज बोर्ड की 8 मई से प्रस्तावित परीक्षाएं 20 मई 2021 तक तथा विश्वविद्यालय एवं महाविद्यालयों की परीक्षाओं को 15 मई तक के लिए स्थगित किया गया है परीक्षाओं के संदर्भ में मई के प्रथम सप्ताह में अगला निर्णय लिया जाएगा— Dr Dinesh Sharma BJP (@drdineshbjp) April 15, 2021
UPCET-2021 rescheduled to be held on June 15
The Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET) 2021 has been rescheduled because of the postponement of CBSE Class 12 exams. UPCET 2021 is now set to happen on June 15.
BSE Odisha Class 10 and Class 12 exam on hold; Classes 9 and 11 students to be declared pass: Report
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik puts Class 10 and 12 exams on hold. Class 9 and 12 students will be declared pass. All schools and hostels to remain closed from April 19, The New Indian Express reports.
Punjab Government to promote students of classes 5, 8 and 10
Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Punjab government announced that students of classes 5, 8 and 10 will be promoted to the next class without exams. Results for classes 8 and 10 to be declared on the basis of pre-board exams or internal assessment. Results of class 5 will be declared on the basis of marks obtained by students in 4 subjects, that were conducted before the schools were shut again.
Bihar News Today: Schools, colleges and other educational institutions shut
The Bihar Government has shut all government and private schools, colleges and other educational institutions till April 18 amid rising COVID-19 cases.
Stalin questions the need to conduct NEET PG exams
With increasing cases and fatalities, DMK chief M K Stalin questions whether it is the right time to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for PG courses.
COVID Vaccination Centre inaugurate at Delhi University
World University Services (WUS) Health Centre at Delhi University has opened a COVID Vaccination Centre to provide vaccination facilities to the members of the DU family.
Prof. P. C. Joshi, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Vikas Gupta, Registrar, visited WUS centre @UnivofDelhi today to inaugurate the Covid Vaccination Centre. It has been opened to provide vaccination facilities to members of the DU family. pic.twitter.com/qVUAu7pY8L— University of Delhi (@UnivofDelhi) April 15, 2021
UP state board exams postponed, educational institute closed till May 15
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh state government has decided to postpone the class 10 and 12 examinations. The decision regarding the revised UP board exam date 2021 will be made soon.
Quarantine MTech student of IIT-Roorkee dead
A second-year MTech student of IIT-Roorkee was in quarantine after coming in contact with COVID-19 positive students, though his RTPCR report was negative. He was found unconscious in his room and was later declared dead after been referred to the hospital, reported Amar Ujala.
No decision on Goa board exams yet
Amidst the second wave on COVID-19, the Goa government has not made any decision on cancelling the state board exams of Classes 10 and 12. The final exams of Classes 10 and 12 of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education are scheduled to be held from April 24.
Allahabad University: More than 100 COVID-19 positive cases
Over 100 members of the teaching and non-teaching staff at Allahabad University and its constituent colleges have tested positive for COVID-19, reports Hindustan Times.
NEET PG 2021: Chhattisgarh district allows MBBS doctors to write exams
The district head of Surajpur district in Chattisgarh who had issued an order stopping all doctors from taking leave, including those who had registered to write the NEET PG 2021, has withdrawn the order. The earlier order by the same administration had said that it will not allow medical officers leave for writing NEET PG 2021. The order had immediately sparked protests online.
IIT Bombay : 90 active COVID-19 cases in the campus
The IIT Bombay campus has 90 active COVID-19 cases out of whom 20 are students, according to a report by India Today. The IIT Bombay administration has put stricter COVID-19 measures on campus.
CBSE 2021: CBSE Class 10 exam cancelled, CBSE Class 12 exam postponed
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) cancelled the CBSE Class 10 exam and postponed CBSE Class 12 exam after a review meeting held with prime minister Narendra Modi.
Today Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji chaired a high-level meeting to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 14, 2021