Press Trust of India|Oct 21, 2021
- COVID-19: UGC sets up committee to report on exam delay by April 13
COVID-19: UGC sets up committee to report on exam delay by April 13
NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission, or UGC, will submit its report on the impact of COVID-19 on the academic calendar to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) a day before the lockdown gets lifted on April 14.
The HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had last week suggested setting up an academic calendar committee to contemplate measures to deal with the impact of delay on the academic cycle.
The UGC secretary Rajesh Jain on April 6 informed the authorities concerned that a seven member expert committee headed by the vice chancellor of the Central University of Haryana, RC Kuhad, was formed to suggest measures in this regard.
“The expert committee, under the guidance of the chairman, UGC, will discuss and submit the report at the earliest and preferably by 13th April 2020,” Jain said in the letter.
The other members of the committee included the vice chancellors of Banashtali Vidyapeedh, Panjab University, Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeedh Vishwavidlyala, director of Inter University Accelerator Centre and two joint secretaries of the UGC.
The chairman of the expert committee is empowered to co-opt other members, if needed.
All exams related to higher education institutions have been either cancelled or postponed following the lockdown from March 25.
The MHRD and the UGC instructed the institutions to maintain teaching-learning processes through online platforms.
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