Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has urged the National Testing Agency (NTA) to review the current situation regarding various competitive and entrance exams, including JEE Main and NEET 2021 that will be conducted next year. Pokhriyal also asked the NTA to share a revised syllabus of these exams.

He further stated that the  NTA will take stock of the situation across different state and central school education boards before finalising the syllabus.

“It was decided that  NTA will come out with the syllabus for competitive exams after assessment of the existing scenario in various boards. A campaign will be launched by the Ministry of Education to seek views from students, parents and teachers on how and when to conduct the exams next year”, he tweeted.

During the high-level meeting conducted yesterday, the Education Minister also directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to ensure all scholarships and fellowships are disbursed in time and to start a helpline for it.

Pokhriyal also directed that all the grievances of the students be redressed immediately. A seminal decision was made to start technical education, especially Engineering courses imparting education in mother tongue will be opened from next academic year.

He also said that all the officials of the Ministry are working to ensure proper implementation of National Education Policy, with an aim to achieve holistic development of students and transformation of the Education System in the country

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