इंडियन आवाज़     03 Jul 2020 03:08:59      انڈین آواز

HRD Minister asks Varsities to constitute special cell to help students amid Corona crisis

Nishank called educational fraternity as Corona Warriors, says they are working overtime in extraordinary situation to provide quality education to students.

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today asked all Universities to constitute a special cell empowered to address the issues of students related to academic calendar and examinations arising out of special circumstances due to COVID-19.

He said that a task force has been created in UGC and NCERT to resolve the different issues of students.

Interacting with heads of over 45 thousand Higher Educational Institutions(HEIs) across the country through Webinar, Mr. Nishank called upon them to treat the current situation as an opportunity to overcome limitations in the system.

He also called upon the educationists, students, parents to switch-over to the online method so that the academic session of the students and higher educational institutions are not affected. He said, there is an urgent need to improve and enhance the online ecosystem in India and educators should contribute to enhance the reach so that online education reaches even the rural areas.

The Minister reflected on various issues and concerns raised by educationists related to Academic Calendar, Online Education, examinations, Fees, Mental health of students, problems of students, fellowships, NEET and entrance examinations. He also talked at length on the initiatives taken by the government.

Nishank called educational fraternity as Corona Warriors because in this extraordinary situation they are working round the clock to provide quality education to students.

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