Edu Ministry to centrally funded institutions: Cancel May offline exams

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New Delhi: Due to second wave of Covid – 19, Ministry of Education has urged for the postponement of all offline examinations scheduled in the month of May, 2021.

In a letter addressed to all the heads of centrally funded institutions, Secretary, Higher Education Amit Khare has urged the Institutions to postpone all offline examinations scheduled in the month of May, 2021.

The letter added that the Online examinations may however continue.

The letter also stated that the decision will be reviewed in the first week of June,2021.

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 to encourage eligible persons to go for vaccination and ensure that everyone follows COVID -19 appropriate behavior to remain safe.

This order is applicable to all the Central Universities, Indian Institutes of Technology, IITs, National Institutes of Technology, NITs and Indian Institutes of Information Technology, IIITs, across the country. Earlier, many universities and colleges have already postponed their semester examinations. (PR)

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