On November 26, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Twitter that he has asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to review the present situation and share a revised syllabus for the various national competitive and entrance exams it will conduct next year, including JEE Main and NEET 2021.
The minister took to the social media platform to share the minutes of the high-level review meeting on various schemes and programmes of the education ministry.
The minister said it has been decided that the NTA will assess the situation across different state and central school education boards before finalising the syllabus for the entrance exams and a campaign would be launched seeking stakeholders’ views on how and when to conduct board exams next year.
“It was decided that NTA will come out with the syllabus for competitive exams after assessment of the existing scenario in various boards. A campaign will be launched by the Ministry of Education to seek views from students, parents and teachers on how and when to conduct the exams next year,” he tweeted.
“Besides, a campaign will also be launched to seek views from stakeholders on how and when to conduct board exams next year.”
Commenting on UGC scholarships and fellowships, among other things, Pokriyal said, “During the meeting, I directed UGC to ensure all scholarships, fellowships are disbursed in time and start a helpline for the same. I also directed them to address the grievances of students immediately. A seminal decision was also made during the meeting that Engineering courses imparting education in mother tongue will be opened from next academic year. A few IITs & NITs are being shortlisted for the same.”National, News