The HRD ministry is working on a plan to trim down syllabus as well as hours of instructions for academic session 2020-21, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced.
New Delhi: The HRD ministry is working on a plan to reduce the school syllabus as well as hours of instruction for the current academic session to make up for any loss caused by Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry asked for proposals from various corners.
"In view of the current circumstances and after receiving a lot of requests from parents and teachers, we are contemplating the option of reduction in the syllabus and instructional hours for the coming academic year," HRD Minister Nishank tweeted.
"I would like to appeal to all teachers, academicians and educationists to share their points of view on this matter using #SyllabusForStudents2020 on MHRD's or my Twitter and Facebook page, so that we can take them into consideration while making a decision," he added.
In the meantime, CBSE has already started working on reducing the syllabus to compensate for academic loss caused by the pandemic across the country. “The reduced syllabus will be ready in a month’s time”, added CBSE chairman Manoj Ahuja.
Delhi University to talk about growing seats in every course by 15%
Standing committee will discuss admission related issues, including eligibility criteria, fees and social distancing during admissions.
New Delhi: The Standing committee on admissions of DU’s academic council will discuss increasing seats in every course by 15% to have room for the quota for the Economically Weaker Section, or EWS, introduced last year.
The council will also talk about having a completely online admission process for UG and PG courses for 2020-21.
According to the agenda, the university committee may “consider the proposal that the eligibility criteria of the UG and PG Courses for the admission-2020 will remain the same as considered for admissions in 2019-20,”. It further proposes that there will be no change in the online registration fee, correction fees, admission cancellation fees, and “additional registration fee for ECA or Sports category”.