The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to delay all exams till March 31 as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus outbreak. JEE Mains, that is given by way of lakhs of engineering aspirants each year, gets postponed to a later date after March 31.
The communication says different instructional institutes and examinations boards which include the UGC, AICTE, NTA, NIOS, and NCTE will delay all examinations to April. "While protection of academic calendar and examination schedule is critical, equally important is the protection and security of college students, who're appearing in diverse examinations and additionally of their teachers and parents," wrote HRD Secretary Amit Khare in an official conversation addressed to these instructional institutes.
The communication also said that every one ongoing examination might be rescheduled to after March 31. These examinations would consist of CBSE, NIOS and also all university examinations. As in keeping with the conversation, evaluation work is also rescheduled to after March 31.
The directive laid specific emphasis on the JEE Mains examination. "Since JEE mains might also require tour by means of examinees to different towns and the dates may additionally clash with rescheduled CBSE and different board exams, therefore, JEE mains need to be rescheduled and the brand new date of JEE mains will be announced on thirty-first March after reassessment of situation," it stated.
The MHRD has additionally asked all instructors and educational establishments to preserve effective communique with college students and to attempt to solve any queries that come from the students. The MHRD has emphasised that the scholars and their parents need to not panic.
The total quantity of COVID-19 superb cases in India currently stands at 169. Three humans have already died due to the coronavirus. Across the world, around 2,19,000 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed. Over 8,8900 lives have already been lost due to the lethal virus.