MHRD Minister launches alternative academic calendar for upper primary

alternative academic calendar

In the light of Coronavirus pandemic, MHRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has released an alternative academic calendar for the upper primary students from classes 6 to 8. This academic calendar will help the teachers and parents to plan the education.

The minister took the social media and said which he has stated that the Alternative Academic Calendar consists of detailed guidelines to achieve the best possible learning outcome while the students are at home due to the lockdown.

The Upper Primary alternative calendar is available on the official website –

Earlier the HRD Minister has released a 4-week calendar for the upper primary students while the alternative calendar for the Primary students was released by the minister on April 16, 2020.

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In the official announcement, the HRD Minister stated that after the launch of the 4 week Academic Calendar for the upper primary students the calendar for the next 8 weeks.

The alternative academic calendar also aims to empower the students, teachers, school principals, and parents with positive ways to deal with the COVID-19 situation through the help of online teaching-learning resources and also achieve the best possible learning outcomes for the students.

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