Govt asks centrally-funded institutions to postpone all offline exams scheduled for May

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New Delhi, May 3

The Ministry of Education Monday requested all centrally-funded institutions to postpone offline exams scheduled in May in view of the Covid-19 scenario within the nation, officers mentioned.

Such institutions embrace all IITs, NITs, IIITs and central universities.

In a letter to the heads of centrally funded institutions, Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare requested them to postpone all offline examinations scheduled this month.

“The online examinations, etc may however continue. 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 or she comes out of the distress at the earliest,” a senior MoE official mentioned.

“All Institutions have to encourage eligible persons to go for vaccination and ensure that everyone follows COVID-19 appropriate behavior to remain safe,” he added.

The determination comes within the backdrop of a rampaging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic within the nation. PTI 

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