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All centrally-funded institutions asked to postpone offline exams scheduled in May due to COVID-19 situation


New Delhi: In view of the current COVID-19 situation in India, the Ministry of Education on Monday (May 3, 2021) asked all the centrally-funded institutions to postpone offline exams scheduled in May.

Such institutions include all IITs, NITs, IIITs and central universities.

Secretary, Higher Education Amit Khare, in a letter addressed to all the heads of centrally funded institutions, said that the online examinations, etc may continue.

The letter also stated that the decision will be reviewed in the first week of June.

The institutions were further advised to ensure that if anyone in the institution needs any assistance, it should be provided immediate possible help so that he/she comes out of the distress at the earliest.

India on Monday recorded 3,68,147 new coronavirus cases, which took the country’s total count to 1,99,25,604. The unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections has taken India’s active cases to 34.13 lakh. 

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