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Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia on Thursday suggested that syllabus for all classes should be reduced to 50 per cent because of continued loss of classroom learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic and entrance exams like NEET and JEE next year should be based on reduced syllabus.
Sisodia made the suggestions during the 57th General Council Meeting of NCERT chaired by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and attended by state education ministers.
“The current academic session is seriously disturbed due to ongoing Corona crises. The syllabus for all classes will be reduced to 50 per cent because of the continued loss of school days. Next year’s entrance exams like JEE and NEET should also be based on this reduced syllabus to align with the current year’s class syllabus,” he said.
He also suggested that CBSE should not hold class 12 board exams before May 2021 so that students get some more time to study. The exams are held in February and March.
However, according to the latest ‘Unlock 5’ guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions outside COVID-19 containment zones can reopen after October 15. The final decision on reopening the institutions has been left with the states and Union Territories.