On a live twitter chat, the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal directed the students to start their studies for the new academic year with the available resources online. He said the government education portals such as SWAYAM, DIKSHA and E-Pathshala have all the study materials for free and students can download e-books to kick start the new academic year.
Did you know that UGC MOOCs, a vertical of @SWAYAMMHRD, offers a fine variety of courses at UG & PG levels?
Explore the platform today and take up a course that you always wanted to! After all, what you learn today stays with you forever.https://t.co/XHvdK0eDa8 pic.twitter.com/MyvYy3gXVt
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 28, 2020
He added that the pending Class X and XII examinations will be conducted once the lockdown period is over. The evaluation for the examinations that have been already conducted will however begin during the lockdown. The education experts are also working on new academic calendar for the competitive examinations such as NCERT and NTA. He reminded students of the #MyBookMyFriend mission launched by the ministry few days ago to encourage reading habits.
As many children do not have access to the internet, the Minister said such students can avail online classes on 32 DTH channels on TV along with Tata Sky and Dish TV and if they do not have a television set at home, they take help from their neighbours. He advised that people to help each other during such difficult times. For younger kids, aged between 3 and 6 years, the government is coming up with a game-based curriculum to keep them engaged during the lockdown.
Source: India TodayPosted in National, News