Union HRD Minister releases Alternative Academic calendar for higher secondary stage (Classes XI and XII) in New Delhi today

Alternative Academic Calendar takes into account varying levels of access of students to different tools and platforms: Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Alternative Academic Calendar takes into account varying levels of access of students to different tools and platforms: Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal’Nishank’  released the alternative academic calendar for higher secondary stage (Classes XI and XII) in New Delhi today. The calendar has been developed  by the NCERT under the guidance of the MHRD to engage students meaningfully during their stay at home due to COVID-19 through educational activities with the help of their parents and teachers.

Speaking on the occasion, the HRD Minister said the calendar provides guidelines to teachers on the use of various technological tools and social media tools available for imparting education in fun-filled, interesting ways, which can be used by learner, parents and teachers even while at home. However, it has taken into account the varying levels of access of students to different tools and platforms-Mobile, Radio, Television, SMS and various social media.