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April 17, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government is all set to commence online classes for secondary and higher education after the lockdown got extended. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that the directions are being issued to start online classes for grade 9 to 12 through WhatsApp and other online learning apps.

The government is preparing an action plan for the online classes for classes 6 to 9. The Minister said that they are mulling the proposal of learning through Doordarshan. Governor Anandiben Patel, the Chancellor of all state universities has formed a seven-member committee headed by Prof Vinay Pathak, vice-chancellor of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University to give recommendations for online education and examinations in view of the disruption of classes during the lockdown.

Meanwhile, the Lucknow University has completed the curriculum of undergraduate and postgraduate courses through online classes during the lockdown. The vice-chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai said that they are now developing a model for conducting examinations by leveraging the use of IT in the setting of question papers.

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is also preparing to hold online examinations especially for final year students. The schedule will be finalised after holding discussions with the concerned authorities. In a letter addressed to the AMU staff, students and parents, the AMU vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor said that two committees – one for online classes and examinations and the other to chalk out academic calendar and plan for admissions and other issues – by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Government of India (GoI).

Source: IANS

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