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.
As there is rapid increase in Corona Virus cases in India , UGC has sprung into action and has asked all universities and affiliated colleges to postpone all ongoing examinations. The Commission has also directed to reschedule all evaluation work after March 31, 2020.
The preventive measures against coronavirus has been issued by UGC on March 5, 2020. In the wake of MHRD requesting all educational institutes to take adequate precautionary measures, UGC has asked all university examinations to be rescheduled after March 31.
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.
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