Education Ministry asks all centrally-funded institutions to postpone offline exams
The Ministry of Education on Monday wrote to all centrally-funded institutions, urging them to postpone their offline examinations scheduled in May 2021.
The decision was taken given the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Online exams can, however, continue.
In a letter addressed to all the heads of centrally funded institutions, Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare wrote, "The institutions have been further advised to ensure that if anyone in the institution needs any assistance, it should be provided immediate possible help so that he/she comes out of the distress at the earliest."
All institutions have also been advised to encourage eligible individuals to go for vaccination and also ensure that everyone follows appropriate Covid-19 protocols to remain safe.
"The decision on examinations will be reviewed again in the first week of June," the letter read.
The centrally-funded institutions include Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Central Universities.
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