Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank interacted with the students across the country through a webinar. During the one hour interaction, the Minister responded to the various concerns and queries of the students relating to school examinations, entrance examinations, Academic Calendar, online education, Fees, Mental health of students, international students, fellowships among others.
NEET to be held on 26th July, 2020- Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
JEE MAIN to be held on 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd July, 2020 – Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Dates of UGC NET 2020 and JEE (Advanced) to be announced soon Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Speaking on the occasion the Minister said that the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi is very concerned about well being and academic activities of the students of the country. In view of this Ministry is taking all measures to quickly and immediately address the concerns of the students. Shri Pokhriyal appreciated the Minister of State for HRD Shri Sanjay Dhotre for his commendable work done to ensure safety and quality education to students.
During the interaction, Union HRD Minister announced the dates of pending entrance examinations. He informed that the NEET will be held on 26th July, 2020. He further informed that JEE MAIN will be held on 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rdJuly, 2020. He added that JEE(Advance) may be held in August . He said that the date of UGC NET 2020 and CBSE 12th Board examinations will be announced soon.
While interacting with students on the issue of mental health, the ShriRameshPokhriyal said that students must remain calm and focused on their course of studies. Students should develop their timetable of study and take small breaks in between. The Minister said to excel in the entrance examination, it is important to know the syllabus and exam pattern. He appealed students to not be anxious and, eat healthy and stay safe.
ShriPokhriyal asked students preparing for entrance examination to access lectures on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology on the official website of the National Testing Agency at the link: https://nta.ac.in/LecturesContent. He added that various platforms of MHRD can be used for preparing for entrance exams. These include Swayamprabha DTH channel, IIT PAL of SWAMPRABHA, DIKSHA, E pathshala, National Digital Library, SWAYAM, e-PG Pathshala, Shodhganga, e-ShodhSindhu, e-Yantra, Spoken Tutorial and Virtual Labs. The Minister was delighted to inform students that the number of hits on key online educational portals in higher education like SWAYAM, SWAYAM Prabha, Virtual Labs, FOSSEE, E Yantra and Spoken Tutorial has gone up to 5 times since lockdown.