Amid rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the Government of India has decided to postpone the national level National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Exam (Main). JEE Main 2020- engineering entrance exams, and NEET 2020- medical entrance exams have been postponed to September 2020. As per recent updates, JEE Main will be held between September 1 to September 6, while JEE advanced exam will be held on September 27. NEET has been rescheduled to September 13.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) have cancelled the remaining Class 10 and Class 12 board exams. Board exams in states of Odisha and West Bengal have also been cancelled.
Educational institutions including schools, colleges and coaching institutions are to remain shut till July 31. Online and distance learning shall continue and be encouraged during this period.
Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray has sent a letter to PM Narendra Modi asking him to instruct central regulatory bodies to issue common guidelines on exam cancellation.
Haryana has cancelled exams for final year university students, and the commencement of the new session is likely to be deferred to October.
Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (APJAKTU) in Uttar Pradesh, has sent a proposal to the UP Government to promote over 2,00,000 final-year engineering students without exams.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a teachers training programme in collaboration with Tata Trusts.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) launched an 8-week alternative academic calendar for Classes 1 to 5 to follow while studying at home.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is offering an online BSc in Data Science.