MHRD requests all exam conducting agencies to grant work from home to faculty members

Sukirti Mishra 22/03/2020 16:08:41

New Delhi. The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has requested all the exam conducting agencies- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), University Grants Commission (UGC) and National Testing Agency (NTA) to allow its teachers and faculty members to work from home. "Faculty members, teachers, researchers, non-teaching staff under your organisation should be permitted and advised to work from home till March 31, 2020," read the HRD circular.


The circular also mentioned that "teachers should do research, articles, papers and prepare innovative questions for questions bank." The HRD has advised all faculty members and researchers to utilise this period for various academic activities like development of online content, online teaching, evaluation and prepare lesson plan. The notification menioned that teachers and the non-teaching staff should provide their contact details i.e. mobile number, email id, etc to their institutions so that they may be contacted in case of emergency.
The Central Board of Secondary Education has postponed the board examinations scheduled till March 31, 2020. While the National Testing Agency has put on hold the JEE (Main) examinations scheduled on April 5, 7, 8 and 9. Apart from CBSE, NTA, all state boards, universities have also postponed their board and school level examinations in order to curb the Coronavirus outbreak.





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