HRD Minister To Hold Meeting With Educational Institutes

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Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), will hold a live interaction with about 45,000 higher education institutions on 28th May at 3 pm. Both, the Facebook and Twitter handle of the minister will be telecasting the live interaction. The communications would be carried forward by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

The minister shall be talking about the difficulties posed by the coronavirus pandemic, and how this can be turned into possibilities by the institutions. He had notified this through a tweet. All the higher educational institutes in India are closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been directed to structure the guidelines for reopening the varsities. The guidelines require higher education institutions to restart classes from August for the enrolled students amid social distancing and as further suggested by the UGC, a new batch shall begin in September. However, there still are many uncertainties over the admission process. The minister is expected to talk about the admission process too.

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In a video message, HRD said, “To constantly communicate with the 33 crore students in India, is a challenge and universities have been united and are taking steps to educate students via online education. I want to thank you all for your contribution to stay motivated and motivate students, too, in these adverse situations.”

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Teachers and senior officials of degree colleges would be involved in the interaction.

It is important to remember that this is not the first time the HRD Minister would conduct a webinar. Earlier, the teachers, students, and parents were involved in the interactions with the HRD minister.

Training teachers in information and communication technology (ICT) and continuing online education are among the key factors which are among the new normals, as suggested by UGC. Making colleges 5-day working are some of the other suggestions.

Students or universities or other stakeholders can write to the social media handles of Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank or the Ministry of HRD, in case they have any queries or suggestions.

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Apoorva Iyer
Apoorva Iyer is a student of B.A Political Science (Hons.) at Deshbandhu College, Delhi University.

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