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The Modi government is taking a shot at an emergency course of action for the higher education segment as the academic calendar has been disturbed due to the progressing COVID-19 pandemic.

The arrangement, which is probably going to be reported after 14 April, will incorporate another academic calendar, approaches to lead exams for colleges and universities, another timetable for get-aways and declaration of results.

Aside from this, the arrangement will likewise incorporate proposals to improve the professional possibilities of students.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had on 6 April comprised a seven-part council to investigate an emergency course of action.

The board is going by the vice-chancellor of the Central University of Haryana, R.C. Kuhad. Different individuals incorporate the vice-chancellors of Banasthali Vidyapith, Panjab University and the Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, the director of Inter-University Accelerator Center and two joint secretaries of the UGC.

“We have an unexpected circumstance within reach and nobody knows when colleges and universities can re-open, which is the reason there is a need to have an emergency course of action. An advisory group has been established to investigate all the parts of higher education,” UGC secretary Rajnish Jain told ThePrint.

“It will take a gander at a few issues, including another academic calendar, the chance of directing exams during the present situation and declaration of results. The individuals from the board of trustees are profoundly experienced academicians and we are certain they will have the option to think of the best answer for all the issues.”

Board Combining Through UGC Rules

The secretary said that the board is taking a gander at the current alternatives, such as experiencing different principles and rules of UGC and how they can be applied to the present situation.

“Our quick concern is leading assessments on schedule and beginning the new academic meeting with the goal that understudies are not at misfortune,” he said.

“The advisory group is searching for manners by which this should be possible by experiencing the current standards and guidelines of UGC.

“Aside from that, the order is likewise to take a gander at the profession and temporary position possibilities for understudies in light of the fact that the lockdown will likely affect that too,” he included.

The feasible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on profession possibilities are clear, with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) preparing themselves for withdrawal of employment bids after a US-based research firm repealed its offers a week ago.

A report will be submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on 13 April recommending different ways the government can hold over the emergency and an arrangement is probably going to be declared after that.

Exams in universities and colleges that were booked post 24 March must be deferred on account of the 21-day lockdown declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the most part, March-April is the ideal opportunity for assessments in most higher education establishments and some of them likewise complete the last piece of schedule during this period.

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