School Syllabus To Be Reduced For Upcoming Academic Session: HRD Minister

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday informed that the syllabus for the upcoming academic session of schools will be reduced in view of the coronavirus crisis.

The minister further said that the decision has been taken taking into consideration the pressure on students and the loss of important academic time due to the lockdown.

Advising parents not to pressurise students, the HRD minister asked them to help children to use this lockdown period for studying through various online modes.

Ramesh Pokhriyal, as quoted in IE said, “Diksha portal has content for different exams and in different languages. It has an interactive curriculum. Students should use e-content, especially under lockdown. The national repository from open universities is also available in the portal.”

“For students hailing from rural areas, we understand that network connectivity issues can arise. We are making efforts to reach them. We are adding both school and college courses on SWAYAM portal and SWAYAM Prabha – a television or DTH initiative can telecast educational content on DD, Tata Sky, Airtel TV and other platforms,” said the minister.

 The academic session, which usually starts in July, will now begin in September. Earlier, the minister had said that the exam for the ongoing sessions will be held in July.

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