Education Notes

Departmental exams postponed

In view of surge in Covid-19 cases, the Himachal Pradesh Departmental Examination Board has postponed the departmental examinations, which were scheduled to start from May 17. A spokesperson of the Departmental Examination Board said the last date of applying for exams had also been extended from April 30 to May 31 through online mode on Manav Sampada Portal. He said the heads of departments could approve the online process of the applications by June 7.

ABVP suggests ways to fight Covid

The ABVP has written a letter to the Prime Minister, in which it has offered suggestions on the issue related to youth and education, and what could be done to mitigate the damage done by the pandemic. The ABVP suggested to rope in 8 lakh physicians from BAMS, BHMS, etc, coming under the Ayush Department. Also, the ABVP suggested to put over 2 lakh MBBS students, who passed out this year, BSC nursing and paramedical students on Covid duties. The ABVP also suggested that vaccination centres should be opened on college and university premises.

Research paper-writing competition

The All-India National Educational Association said a competition on research paper for school teachers was being held to discuss the issues confronting society. The topics would be, how to enhance the feeling of 'EK Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' through education, effectiveness of online learning, and National Education Policy: Opportunities and Challenges. Those interested to participate in the competition will need to make a token payment of Rs 100 for online registration. The research paper, which will have to be submitted by May 31, will have a word limit of 3,000 to 5,000 and the participant can write it in Hindi, English or the mother tongue.

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